Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week I'm going to talk about my top 10 favorite historical fiction books. Now, historical fiction is really not generally my favorite genre to read. BUT, I DO like quite a few in the world of children's fiction, so that will be focus this week. It's strange how I just really don't care for adult historical fiction, but can devour children's historical...hmmmm...interesting. Anywho...here you have them, in no particular order....
1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - yep, you'll probably be seeing this on a lot of people's lists. I don't know how you CAN'T. A modern day classic about the Holocaust. Should be required reading in school, in my opinion, just for the beautiful writing!
2. Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson - I just loved this one. A young girl who was faced with an almost impossible situation, especially considering her age and gender, and took the challenge. Awesome.
4. Sarah, Plain and Tall - It's been a long time since I read it, but it was a childhood favorite of mine.
5. Anne of Green Gables series - Anne is my HERO! or heroine, I should say! My list would be incomplete without her!
6. Little House on the Prairie series - I think any historical fiction list would be incomplete without Little House!
10. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool - a well deserved Newbery medal to a debut author for a really awesome Depression era story!
Have you read any of these books and if so, what did you think? What books would you add to this list?