Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Five books from the historical genre I've recently brought

This post was inspired by the TTT topic by the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.

Without meaning to I've collected a lot of historical fiction recently. I've always loved history and I love books (obviously) so this genre is sort of perfect for me. Surprisingly I don't have many historical books so over the moth of may I decided to collect a few more historical books. For this post I gave myself the challenge of finding five books from five different eras in history!

The Sirens of Surrentum by Caroline Lawrence
Set in AD 80, this book has the oldest setting on my bookshelf. There aren't many books set this far back in time, but this by far one of my favourite book series. It was the first  book series I read that had over 200 pages so for that reason Romans will always be one of my favourite eras to study.

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
I've never read a book from the time period this book is set in. This entire series spans from 1416 to 1499, but this book is set in 1430. I know very little about this time period, and even less about the royalty at the time. Hopefully I'll learn a little more when reading this book, whilst having fun reading it.

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
This book is set in 1896, one of the newest settings on this list. I love Victorian England, it was the first era I learnt about at school. For that reason Victorian books will always have a special place in my heart (and my bookshelf)!

The Shopkeeper's Daughter by Lily Baxter
My favourite era to read about is World War Two. I have no idea why but I just love reading about how everyone comes together to fight the bad guys and win the day. The Shopkeeper's Daughter is set in 1944, right at the end of the war, and sounds right up my street.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Everyone knows about this story, either from the book or the film. Set in 1961 it is the newest book on my list, and also the only non-fiction book on my list. I haven't read this book or watched the film, but I'm so excited to read it and feel empowered.

What's your favourite genre? Have you read any of the books on my list? Also leave a link to your TTT the comments and I'll check it out!

And until next time, keep reading!


  1. I used to love The Roman Mysteries when I was a kid. Never finished them all though!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/top-ten-tuesday-110/

  2. Ever since I saw the Hidden Figures film, I have been dying to snag a copy of the book. I can't wait to dive into that one. Happy reading! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!