Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - Historical Fiction

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. you have them, in no particular order....

1.The Book Thief 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  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.

3.Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - a very beautiful, emotional book.

4.Sarah, Plain and Tall 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 (Anne of Green Gables, #1)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 PrairieLittle House on the Prairie series - I think any historical fiction list would be incomplete without Little House!

7. Number the StarsNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry - Loved it!

8. The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi - another childhood favorite!

9.Out of the Dust Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse - beautiful story about Oklahoma dust bowl written in verse.

10. Moon Over ManifestMoon 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?


Anonymous said...

I love The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle when I was a kid. Haven't thought about it in ages, though... thanks for reminding me!

Anonymous said...

AAAAANNNE!! <333 This is a great compilation! I've heard many of them, though haven't gotten around to reading :( Great list!

Vivian's Top Ten!

Allison said...

Great list! I am so with you on Anne of Green Gables. I am actually re-reading them now. I'm on Anne of Windy Poplars. I think I enjoy them more as an adult. :)

The Book Theif is on my list to read.

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

Great list! I love Anne and Sara Plain and Tall :)

Liza’s Top Ten

Janiera said...

I love Number The Stars and Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry. They are both such an amazing story!
I really need to read The Book Thief. I love Holocaust stories. :)
Janiera @This is From my Heart

Michelle said...

I loved Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables growing up! I also adored Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery- did you ever read that one?

Great topic and list! Thanks for stopping by my top ten!

Following back :)

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

good list! I love Sarah Plain and tall! Thanks for the follow!

Carissa Taylor said...

This is like a walk down memory lane! All those days curled up on the bean bag chair reading these lovelies!! I think it's high time I broke some of them out again (though I do try to read the Anne of Green Gables series every year!)

Allison said...

I've read maybe 4 or 5 five of these. I know I loved Out of the Dust and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry when was a kid.

Carina Olsen said...

I have not read any of these (A) (Only read YA ;p) But they do seem great :D Awesome list :)
Thank you for commenting on my Top Ten and for following me. <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

yarereviews said...

I read all the Little house in Prairie books. :)
Memories of that. <3 :)
Great list,
Here's my list;

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