I didn’t get a chance to tell you yesterday about our time at BookPeople. We stopped in over the weekend for our regular date night and to catch up on the latest magazines and books. I think I’ve gushed quite a bit about how much I love BookPeople but I don’t know if I’ve told you about the one section that I really like — the historical fiction shelves.
Yep, they have several shelves devoted to historical fiction and I really like those. Well, I like a lot of their other sections but on this visit this is where I spent most of my time. I had a little journal, a pen and I started collecting titles that I want to check out one of these days.
Here are the books that I’ve added to that ever-growing list. If you’ve read one of these let me know your thoughts.
- The Disorder of Longing by Natasha Bauman. Victorian Boston and a quest for real love and orchids.
- Why She Married Him by Myriam Chapman. A tale of Tsarist Russia and the belle epoch Paris.
- The Spiritualist by Megan Chance. Mystery and the occult.
- Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness by Sheila Kohler. Fleeing the French Revolution.
- The Witches Trinity by Erika Mailman. Germany and a witch hunt.
- Bedlam by Greg Hollingshead. Madness and paranoia in London.
- A Foreign Affair by Caro Peacock. Rocking the foundations of the monarchy.
- The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory. A novel of magic.
- The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein. Re-imagining the life of Pan Yuliang.
- The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson. The twilight of the Edwardian era.
Have you read a good historical recently? Let me know what else I should add to my list.