Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Authors of Historical Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Favorite Authors of Historical Fiction
1.) Diana Gabaldon-I know I say it all the time but I LOVE the Outlander series and I think Diana Gabaldon does an amazing job of writing and researching historical events.
2.) Paullina Simons-Paullina Simons is the author of the The Bronze Horseman trilogy.  It is one of the most emotional series I have ever read and she really made World War II Leningrad come to life (the good and the bad).
3.) Anne Easter Smith-I love her books about the the Wars of the Roses.  They are wonderful!
4.) Alison Weir-Alison Weir is one of my favorite authors.  I will read just about anything she writes (fiction or non-fiction).
5.) C.W. Gortner-Gortner's books are beautifully written and are about famous historical women who tend to get ignored in the historical fiction genre.
6.) Susan Higginbotham-Higginbotham is my go-to author when I want to read a well-researched, accurate, and fascinating story.  If you haven't read her books, you should!
7.) Kate Morton-Kate Morton's books take place in a more modern era but always seem to contain a really compelling mystery.
8.) Michelle Moran-Her Egypt books are so good and I loved her most recent work about Napoleon's second wife.
9.) Tracey Chevalier-I haven't read one of her books in a long time but all of her books are so good.  They are unique in that they don't really follow famous historical figures but everyday people.
10.) Sandra Worth-Worth's books are great because they are about the Tudor era but focus on lesser known Tudor figures.

Have you read any of these authors books?  Are there other authors you think should be on this list?


  1. I love historical fiction but I haven't read any of your authors!

  2. Love the Outlander series!

    You seem to have missed Colleen McCullough on your list...:D

    1. Ha! I haven't read one of her books in a loooong time, though I do love The Thorn Birds.

  3. I'm actually not a fan of Historical Fiction, but I've heard great things about a few of these authors!

    Check out my Top Ten

  4. I cannot believe I forgot to put Paullina Simons on my list. I loved all three books in the Bronze Horseman trilogy!

  5. OoH great genre choice! Have you read Rules of Civility? I reviewed it today and think its pretty fab historical.

    But for the swoon... Diana gabaldon FTW!

  6. I need to pick up the Outlanders soon! It's stupid that I never continued, because I love those books. Alison Weir, C.W Gortner, Susan Higginbotham, Michelle Moran and Sandra Worth are all on my list.

    TTT fairytales authors @thedailyprophecy.

  7. I'm t-totally in love with Gabaldon, so any fan of hers is a list I'm paying attention to!!! Thanks for this.


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