I've decided to do the A to Z Blogger Challenge this year and I'm recommending five books all from the same alphabetical genre each day. So today, H is for Historic. Historical fiction has always been one of my favorite genres, but here are five of my favorites.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - This is a very powerful story about a teenage girls struggle to survive at a Soviet Labor camp in Siberia under the reign of Stallen. This painful part of history is rairly told but shouldn't be forgotten. Ruta Sepetys' account is definitely wroth reading.
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - Books about American Slavery are supposed to be about the Civil War, not the Revolutionary War. Laurie Halse Anderson throws convention to the wind in this captivating story of a young slaves personal struggle for freedom during the birth of America.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant - This is a captivating tale of the wives of Jacob. A lot of history is His story. This is a great fictitious interpretation of the untold lives of biblical women.
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop - Grace is a bright young girl who longs to stay in school, but as her family struggles to keep food on their table she is forced into factory life earlier than she'd like. This tale of child labor is well written and defiantly worth reading.
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors - The Taj Mahal is not only an artistic wonder, it's also a love story. Many people know it was built as a gift for the emperor's wife. Beneath a Marble Sky instead tells the romance of a great architect and a palace princess.
What about you? What's your favorite historical novel?