Historical fiction books make for some of the best reads. But it isn’t easy to always find the right book. The good news is that there are thousands of great historical fiction novels that you can easily find on the internet. We decided to narrow it down and list the five best historical fiction books of all time.
Choosing only five books for this list is a difficult task but not an impossible one. There are some historical fiction books that jump out and made making this list a little less stressful. I imagine not everyone is going to agree but that is always going to be the case as these lists are subjective. You can see the list below.
The Five Best Historical Fiction Books of All Time
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A book that was a must for this list is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. That is a timeless classic and a book that is easily regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy also falls under that description.
The next three books on the list are great books that I imagine won’t make everyone’s top five. The reason I chose them is because they are great works that have had a big impact since their publication. Their contributions cannot be ignored even if they don’t make your list.
An honorable mention that I feel bad about leaving off is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It also has had a big impact and is also regarded as one of the best fiction novels of all time. The reason I left it off the top five is that I think it is hyped a little too much.
That is all for our five best historical fiction books of all-time list. What novels would you have had on the list? Let us know in the comments below! Until next time, happy reading!