Historical fiction I’m excited to read

historical fiction i'm excited to read

I really love historical fiction, especially when it’s focused on a mystery – what I like to call, Mystorical Fiction – but I haven’t actually read that many of these type of books. I have loads on my TBR, however, so here’s a list of 6 books I’m really excited to read… at some point…

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – I read The Good People by this author last year and I really enjoyed it! I bought this book with some Waterstone’s vouchers in 2017 so it’s really about time I picked it up, and with all it’s amazing reviews, it seems like a good kind of book to pick up in 2019 with my goal of reading “quality over quantity”.

The Muse by Jessie Burton – this is another one of those books where I have read the previous authors book… In this case, The Miniaturist, which was a 5 star read for me. I bought this novel back when it came out in 2016 so it’s another of those books I really need to get around to reading!

The Binding by Bridget Collins – I’ve seen this book all over the blogosphere recently, it sounds really good! I love the cold, autumnal cover. The plot sounds immense and totally unique!

The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber – this is another book that sounds really different to other books I’ve read in this genre & I love love love the cover!

Mr Peacock’s Possessions by Lydia Syson – I won this on Reader’s First last year and I really need to get around to reading it! I love how eerie it sounds and the reviews for it are great so that gives me hope that will be an enjoyable read.


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – this is set in 1922, does this count as historical fiction? It’s on the Goodreads Popular Historical Fiction list! Anyway, I received this in a book swap I participated in last year and it’s been on my radar for ages so I hope it’s good!

So there we have it! Those are a select few Historical Fiction novels I really want to read. There are loads more on my Goodreads shelves, so maybe I’ll do a part 2 of this post!

Have you read any of these, what did you think? Are there any historical fiction novels you want read?

32 Replies to “Historical fiction I’m excited to read”

  1. The only one I’ve read is The Muse and I loved it. I thought the dual timelines was done brilliantly, and basing the story around pieces of artwork was rather interesting. In that respect, it reminds me quite a bit of The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild which also has a mystery and historical element to it.

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  2. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres as well and I have most of these on my TBR as well! A Gentleman In Moscow is a great read…, It’s mostly a character driven story about the life of the mian character and can be a bit slow, but it’s beautifully written.

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  3. I love Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist and have been wanting to read The Muse ever since it first came out. I feel like this year will be a year of historical fiction for me, I’m currently reading two of them at the same time! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy Burial Rites, though I personally prefer The Good People I think they’re both amazing ❀

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