You don’t need a time machine to visit the bygone world. Take a step back in time with us, and imagine people and places as they might have been. Visit with royalty, consider significant events in history, explore queer and international stories set in the past, and more as we dedicate an entire day to historical fiction.
Start your journey into the past, and grow your to-be-read, here:
5 Historical Fiction Books Set in Latin America
For works that are haunting, lush, epic in scope, and often a real punch in the feels, check out this list of historical fiction books set in Latin America.
12 Historical Fiction Books in Translation
Enter a different time and explore historical events and diverse cultures with this list of must-read historical fiction books in translation.
8 Historical Horror Novels You’ll Want to Shove in the Freezer
Here are some creepy historical horror novels to send old-fashioned chills up your spine and make you grateful that you live in the age of electricity.
8 Must-Read Diverse YA Historical Novels
These diverse YA historical fiction books are perfect for readers who want to explore history that’s often been glossed over or overlooked altogether!
5 Historical Novels By Southeast Asian Writers About Southeast Asia
These historical fiction books about Southeast Asia by Southeast Asian authors will take you into the history of the region, and its myriad lives.
8 Great Novels Set During the American Civil War Era
Rejoice in the fact you’re no longer in school and choose to learn American history by reading these fascinating novels about the Civil War.
7 Historical Mysteries Set Around The World
Pack your bags (don’t forget your sleuthing kit) and step into the time machine with these thrilling international historical mysteries.
8 Amazing Historical Fiction Books with Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Eight incredible books featuring lady-loving-ladies in historical fiction, from artist/muse relationships in 1920s Paris to 7th century biseuxal saints.
Sympathetic Royals in Children’s Fiction: The Democracy of Perspective in Carolyn Meyer’s Books
Looking at Carolyn Meyer’s ROYAL DIARIES and YOUNG ROYALS series, a reader considers the empathetic portrayal of royalty in children’s historical fiction.
9 Historical Fiction Books About Artists
These historical fiction books about artists, including fine artists, performers, and designers, bring enormous personalities and their artworks to life.