what are good historical fiction books for a 16 year old to read?
i wanted to try reading something new i like fiction books but i wanted something a little more on the historical side
- MoondragonLv 41 decade agoBest Answer
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Vanity Fair, William Thackery
Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Laddie, Gene Stratton Porter
A Free Man of Color, Barbara Hambly (and other books in the Benjamin January series. These are mysteries, but are realistic portrayals of life in 1800's New Orleans)
Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness, Sheila Kohler
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorn
The Light In The Forest, Conrad Richter
Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
Dancing At The Rascal Fair, Ivan Doig (and The Whisling Season)
My Antonia, Willa Cather
The Far Pavillions, M.M. Kaye
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
The Once and Future King, T.H. White (this is fantasy, but White knew his medieval history. His portrayal of life in the Arthurian era (what they ate, how they dressed, their pasttimes, etc) is realistic)
Enjoy these!Source(s): The public library, my own cellection, and Amazon.com
- Fantasy Rocks!Lv 51 decade ago
The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
- janellaLv 43 years ago
The Killer Angels with the help of Michael Shaara is in all probability the main familiar historic fiction e book accessible. it is with reference to the Civil warfare however, so i'm unsure in case you will have an interest in it. different ones you ought to have an interest in: the excellent Gatsby with the help of F Scott Fitzgerald (in case you haven't any longer already study it for college) set in the Nineteen 1920s. The Quiet American with the help of Graham Greene, a pre-WWII placing (yet it aspects in uncomplicated terms somewhat into the plot) The spectacular existence of Octavian no longer something, Traitor to the rustic, quantity I: The Pox party with the help of M. T. Anderson. This one is desperate in the progressive warfare era, and has gained a number of awards.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A Farewell to Arms - Hemingway
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- 1 decade ago
Try "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Hemmingway. Im 15 and I really liked it.