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Anatomy, A Love Story

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz was recently released and chosen as Reese’s Book Club Pick for January 2022. The book was marketed as a Gothic novel, but I think that description is incorrect (as discussed further below). Instead, I’d say that it’s a historical fiction novel with some romance mixed in. Set in …

25 Best Historical Mystery Books

Historical Mysteries are a subgenre of both historical fiction and mystery novels. If you love books set in a different time period and you enjoy a satisfying whodunit, then perhaps these titles might interest you! This is a list of the Best Historical Mystery Books, set in various time periods throughout history and all featuring …

The Best Historical Fiction Books for 2022 (New & Anticipated)

With a bunch of great historical fiction books in store for 2022, I thought it was time to do a roundup of the best of these titles. For me, I know I’ll be reading the new Kate Quinn novel, The Diamond Eye. Also, The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont and Woman on Fire (about …

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian tells the story of Belle de Costa Greene, a black woman who became the personal librarian to the famed banker J. P. Morgan by passing as white. While the book is historical fiction, Belle de Costa Greene was a real person who managed to achieve a status in society that was noteworthy, …

The Song of Achilles

It seems like everyone has been reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller lately, and I’ve been trying to make time for it ever since I read and absolutely loved Circe. The Song of Achilles is an engaging story about the Trojan War, a retelling of sorts of The Iliad. I didn’t love it …