Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a historical fiction novel not set in WWII
All books added to this prompt

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ romance
adventurous emotional fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2011

Deathless Divide

Dread Nation #2

Justina Ireland

fiction fantasy historical young adult
adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2020

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

fiction literary
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

fiction historical
emotional lighthearted medium-paced

462 pages | first published 2016

Dread Nation

Dread Nation #1

Justina Ireland

fiction fantasy historical
adventurous challenging dark medium-paced

455 pages | first published 2018

Murder at the Vicarage

Miss Marple #1

Agatha Christie

fiction classics crime mystery
mysterious slow-paced

288 pages | first published 1930

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

fiction historical
emotional informative medium-paced

353 pages | first published 2019


Min Jin Lee

fiction historical
emotional informative reflective slow-paced

489 pages | first published 2017

The Three Musketeers

The D'Artagnan Romances #1

Alexandre Dumas

fiction classics historical
adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

625 pages | first published 1844

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

fiction historical horror
dark mysterious tense medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2020