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History has a lot to offer in terms of real events and fiction for people around the world. If you are a fan of historical fiction you most certainly already have a list of popular books you have read. You may also have one for books you like to read again from time to time. The great thing about fiction books that have ruled in history is that they offer pure authenticity to readers.

Accurate settings, a wonderful worldview of characters and their values is what makes a fictional novel worth reading. We also have our list of books that fictional fans love due to various reasons. Let’s check them out.  

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This is a fictional novel that must be included in a list of great books to read. Its story features amazing values like courage, love, and fear. These are all set up in a time of war which makes the story reach new levels of drama. Sisters Isabelle and Viann will take you on a historical journey during the war.

The two main characters are tested a lot in the novel but this only leads to a greater relationship and increased strength. Their lives are constantly and dramatically changing. This makes the characters find themselves in situations they never imagined. Their reactions are real and make you feel like being part of the story.

Acknowledging the existence of a time and place so much filled with atrocities makes this fictional novel become a guideline of history. The negative sides of this world are nicely combined with great humanity and strength values. This restores the readers’ faith in humanity after all. You will have a lot to talk about after reading this novel.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This book has managed to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction work last year. It is a highly ambitious fictional novel in which the main characters are a blind French girl and a German boy. They find common grounds in the occupied France of World War II. The novel describes their constant struggle to survive during these harsh times.

Little Marie-Laure goes blind at a very early age. Her father gives her a customized model of their neighborhood in Paris to memorize with her fingers. This helps her fight against the harsh times ahead and manage to survive. Warner, the boy character has a special passion for crude radio. In the novel, he becomes a master at building and fixing radios while traveling around the country.

The novel is brilliant and keeps readers always on hold for something new and even more dramatic.

The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan

Third on our list of memorable fictional historical novels is The Twentieth Wife. It features an enchanting epic of great adventure and passion taking place in the 17th century. It tells the life story of a legendary Indian empress. She was highly controversial during those times. She attracted attention through her amazing brilliance and way of going through life and obstacles. Get ready for wonder and suspense all the way through this novel.

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The popular story of the amazing musketeers could not lack from our list of great books to read. Who could not enjoy reading about the adventures of Gascon d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis? Feeling like ready to sacrifice everything to pursue the common good in life is what you will get out of reading this amazing fictional novel.  

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

This novel presents the amazing obstacles encountered in life by a character named Aminata Diallo. The woman was abducted when she as only 11 years old. Walking for months to the sea in a coffle makes you wonder about the things that really matter in life. Becoming the witness of how slavery affected so many people around the world also makes you perceive life with different eyes. This is maybe the greatest fictional novel that reveals the immense record of Loyalist slaves dealing with oppression during their entire life.


The list of great books to read can continue. Great fictional novels have been written in time, and each has an incredible story to reveal for readers interested in history. Enjoy the new discoveries with these amazing fictional novels.