Five Fiction Books to Curl Up with This Winter

by Mary on February 21st, 2017

The perfect winter day? You, a comfy spot in front of a warm fire and read good books. It’s tough to beat getting cozy with a compelling read while it’s cold outside.

Why not dive into that historical novel you’ve been wanting to read? Here are a few historical fiction books to transport you to another place and time.

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Adventure and love, outlaws and heroes, women of the night and ladies all make their way into this epic novel set on the American Wild West frontier. It’s an authentic read that runs the gamut of emotions. This one’s a modern American classic.

Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden

Delve into the life of one of Japan’s most celebrated geishas, who was sold to a geisha house in 1929 at the age of nine.

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

This winding novel follows the interconnected lives of five families in Wales, America, England and Russia affected by World War I and the Russian Revolution. This is the first in the Century Trilogy by Ken Follett, so if you love it, you’ve got two more books to look forward to.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Set in World War II in Nazi Germany, the New York Times #1 bestseller tells the story of a young girl who shares books she has stolen with a Jewish man hidden in her basement.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Dinah, who is mentioned in the Bible’s book of Genesis, recounts life for women as it was then, beginning with the story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob.

Bonus: Each of these books have also been made into a feature film or a TV mini-series (except Fall of Giants which is currently in development).

For more great book suggestions and genre lists, visit Goodreads.com.

Happy reading!

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