Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish to showcase book and help other book bloggers get to know each other better. This week’s theme was supposed to be “Books I’d Play Hookie With” but I just couldn’t get into it, so I went a different route.
Did you know I was a history major in college? Yes, its true! I love learning about different time periods and thinking about what life must have been like during those particular times. I also really enjoy historical fiction, but I tend to read less of it than any other genre because it doesn’t circulate at my school. I try to focus on reading those things that my students will check out, so I can be informed on their tastes. Because of this I haven’t been able to read a lot of Young Adult or Middle Grades historical fiction, but I decided that I’d let you know which ones I have read and have enjoyed. So, this week’s Top Ten is focused on ten Historical Fiction titles I’ve read and enjoyed (in no particular order).
Based on the true story of teenager Helmut Hubner, who dares to tell the truth about Hitler in a World War II Germany.
A coming of age story of age story involving a girl and the scandal that surrounds her family’s vacation to Florida in a Post World War II United States.
Part fiction and part memoir, Jack Gantos tells the story of one strange, mysterious and humorous summer in his childhood.
On the cusp of the American Revolution young Sam must rescue his parents when they are kidnapped by Red Coats.
A girl navigates life in Venetian society while trying to discover the secrets surrounding her sister’s mysterious death.
A girl struggling with dyslexia on the prairie is sent away to help a newlywed couple only to be abandoned in the middle of an extremely harsh winter.
Karana is the Indian girl who lives alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins where she struggles to survive and undergoes personal discovery.
A fictionalized tale of the childhood of writer Zora Neale Hurston in which she and her friends uncover a mystery in their hometown of Eatonville, Florida.
An orphan boy travels from the coal mines of West Virginia in the early 1900s to the world of a traveling circus, in search of his past, his future, and his own true identity.
The year is 1692 and witches have been found in Salem, Massachusetts. Panic begins to spread to Abigail Faulkner’s town of Andover causing life to quickly and drastically change for Abigail and her family.
What do you think of the list? I’m sure there are tons of historical fiction titles I haven’t read yet. Do you have any recommendations for my future reading?