Here is my (much agonized over) list of the best historical novels of 2015. Some of the books were not published in 2015, but that is when I read them. My criteria for making the list:
*I read it obsessively.
*I can’t stop thinking about it.
*I can’t stop recommending it.
I read so many outstanding books this year (and some were not historical), so if you’d like to see all my favorites, check out my reviews on Goodreads. Of note: I only review and recommend books I’d give 4 or 5 stars, so this is really a *best of the best* list. Torture, I tell you.
Here we go, and in no particular order:
- Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar
- Almost Famous Women, by Meg Mayhew Bergman
- Vienna Nocturne, by Vivien Shotwell
- West of Sunset, by Stewart O’Nan
- The Edge of Lost, by Kristina McMorris
- The Accidental Empress, by Allison Pataki
- Rodin’s Lover, by Heather Webb
- The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
- Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain
- The Song of Hartgrove Hall, by Natasha SolomonsWhat a wonderful year in books! Happy Reading, and Happy New Year!!