With an abundance of new and much-anticipated historical fiction books gracing the shelves, how’s a reader to choose what to read next?
Avid readers read LOTS of historical fiction, and summertime is when many of the genre’s biggest books of the year are released. If you’re looking to fill your beach bag (or nightstand!) with lush settings from the past, pulse-pounding plots, or juicy literary mysteries, skip the #bookstagram scroll and reach for one of these new releases from our community’s most beloved authors.
We’ve featured all of these authors on the blog, in our book club selections, and on the What Should I Read Next podcast. Not only do these all-star authors provide unputdownable reads, they also stand out on the shelves for their detailed research, unique story structures, and powerful prose. They’re popular among our readers, beloved by booksellers, and adored by book clubs.
As you peruse today’s titles, I hope you find a memorable read—or more!—to sweep you away to a different time and place.
10 historical fiction novels from your favorite authors
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What buzzy new titles are on your TBR? Share your highly anticipated historical fiction in the comments.
P.S. Find more of our community’s favorite authors among these 33 historical fiction books avid readers can’t get enough of, learn about 15 overlooked events in immersive historical novels, or select a new read from 13 young adult historical novels for readers of any age.