I did not read a whole lot of historical fiction this year – it was either non-fiction or fiction on different matters. Still, there were a few books that stayed on my mind.
You can find the other posts in the Farewell 2021 series here:
If there ever was a year in my life that cried for some escapism, 2020 was it. I’m not saying it was the worst year or anything (personally, I’ve certainly had more troublesome years), but the barrage of worrying news was more deafening than ever. So, what better way to cope with that than to retreat to a comfortable armchair and lose oneself in a story of times gone by, of battles fought and won or lost a long time ago, whose impact on today’s life is indirect (and yet often crucial). Thus, here are the three best historical fiction books I read this year.
And here’s the fourth part of my end-of-year posts! As always, I have three nominees and crown one winner. Check out the first three posts on
Today, I’m going to present you the three best historical novels I read this year:
Hi. This is a board game blog. Yet, for the second time this month, there‘s a post about books: The first one was a guest post by book blogger Naty from Naty’s Book Shelf with book recommendations based on board game tastes. Here, the second one is about a series of historical novels – so at least you get the history fix you’ve come to expect on this blog.
We go back to the Age of Napoleon. France is fighting a coalition of European powers led by Britain. As Napoleon dominates the European continent, the only thing between his victorious army and Britain is the sea – and the ships that sail it. One of these ships is commanded by Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy, an Englishman as ever he was. Continue reading
On Sunday, I kicked off my series of year-end posts with a look at my favorite new-to-me board games of 2018. Today, I’ll continue with my favorite historical fiction novels. ICYMI, the “rules” are simple: All lists are based on my personal reading/gaming of 2018, regardless when the book/game was published. The top three in each category are given and one of them is named the winner. So, here’s… Continue reading