Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books From My Favourite Genre

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".

It is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

June 4: Books From My Favourite Genre

Historical Fiction

Definitely one of my favourite genres. But - decisions, decisions! It's always so hard to choose ten books only. I have reduced it to ten authors but even that was hard enough:

Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (Spanish: La catedral del mar)
Follett, Ken: Medieval Duology ("The Pillars of the Earth", "World Without End") and Century Trilogy ("Fall of Giants", "Winter of the World", "Edge of Eternity")
Frazier, Charles "Cold Mountain"
Hislop, Victoria "The Sunrise"
Lowenstein, Anna "The Stone City" (Esperanto: La Ŝtona Urbo)
Mahfouz, Naguib: Cairo Trilogy: ("Palace Walk", "Palace of Desire", "Sugar Street")
Rutherfurd, Edward: any ("Awakening", "Dublin", "The Forest", "London", "Paris", Russka")
Schami, Rafik "The Calligrapher’s Secret" (German: Das Geheimnis des Kalligraphen)
Smiley, Jane "The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton"
Weir, Alison: The Tudor Queens ("The Six Wives of Henry VIII", "Katherine of Aragon", "Anne Boleyn", "Jane Seymour")

As you can see, I have labels for almost all of those authors which means, in most cases I have read a lot more of their books than just the ones mentioned here. As soon as I have read three books by one single writer, I give them a label

I had chosen eleven other books/authors but, unfortunately, was restricted to ten only. If you're interested in them, I can always add them in the comments.


  1. I have read Follett (Pillars of the Earth is my fav), Charles Frazier (all), Naguib Mahfouz (Cairo Trilogy is amazing), Rutherfurd (I still need to read Paris, loved Russka), Jane Smiley (have read most of her books). Great list Marianne! Yes, add the other eleven!!

    1. Haha, I knew you would be saying this. LOL.

      First, I am not surprised you like most of the same books and authors here, I've seen a few on your page already. And we do seem to have the same taste.

      Second. I'll ad the other books in an extra comment. ;)

      Happy Reading!

  2. Oh, I loved The Egyptian! It was a top 10 bestseller in 1949 so it came up for that year of My Big Fat Reading Project. I went on to read a couple more of his books, all great. I plan to read A Suitable Boy before this year is over.

    1. It was a suggestion by one of our Finnish members. She told us that he wrote "The Egyptian" instead of a war book about Finland which wasn't possible at the time. We also read one of his other books, The Dark Angel. Also a very interesting read.

      Have you read any of the others? I'm sure you would enjoy all of them.