Historical fiction fans will love these book lists with a wide variety of great titles spanning throughout the 20th century. If you are specifically interested in historical fiction reads set around the world, we also suggest that you take a look at our book lists organized by region.
These WW1 historical fiction novels feature the many roles of women on the frontlines and at home during the war years.
From books about the Gilded Age in New York to fiction set in the Wild West, and from historical fiction to nonfiction, these are the best book set in the late 19th century, from 1880-1899.
This list of multigenerational novels contains some of the best books spanning the years from 1910 to present day. There’s a lot to learn by reading expansive stories, memoirs, and novels that span decades to observe how things change over time.
This 1940s book list includes some great fiction reads set in WW2, but we’ve also found some fabulous books NOT set during wartime. Reading is a great escape when you’re stuck at home and any of these novels will transport you to another time AND help you check off your April book in the Book Girls’ Guide Decades challenge!
There are many highly rated WW2 books, but this list focuses on WW2 historical fiction with stories about those who helped to hide, feed, and protect others throughout World War II.
The Best Books for Fans of The Crown! Fans of the Netflix series will love these non-fiction reads about the British Royal Family and these historical fiction novels about the House of Windsor.
One of our favorite aspects of reading is that it can provide a mental break from the real world. Escaping into a different setting, whether …