Has your summer been crazy and somehow disappeared into the ether?  Mine has.  However, I have still been busy reading and researching amongst summer activities.

I must admit the research for the next edition of Top Historical Fiction Novels was more difficult than I anticipated.  I visited several libraries, only to find many of the novels I expected on the shelves disappeared over time.

Nonetheless, I was able to locate some worthy titles for you to check out.  Again, in no particular order, another 20 historical fiction novels I consider merit inclusion in the top historical fiction novels list:

  • The Great Stink by Clare Clark
  • The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark
  • The Return from Troy by Lindsay Clarke
  • The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
  • The Glass of Time (quasi-sequel to the above) by Michael Cox
  • Hadrian’s Will by William Dietrich
  • Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
  • In The Company of a Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
  • The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  • Life Mask by Emma Donaghue
  • Slammerskin by Emma Donague
  • The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman
  • Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill
  • The Moonlit Cage by Linda Holeman
  • In a Far Country by Linda Holeman
  • Bedlam by Greg Hollingshead
  • The Josephine B. Trilogy by Sandra Gulland
  • Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland
  • Bluebird or the Invention of Happiness by Sheila Kohler
  • Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel

I am continuing the research rather painstakingly by scouring nearly 5,000 historical fiction novel titles listed on my local library’s catalogue.  So, keep an eye out for the next edition of Top Historical Fiction Novels.