#Historical Fiction

10 Books on the History and Legacy of Slavery

Learn more about the sweeping history and enduring legacy of slavery from these insightful books about the history of slavery.

25 of the Best Queer Historical Fiction Books

Immerse yourself in history from highwaymen to Hollywood starlets with 25 of the best queer historical fiction books to get lost in.

Bearing Witness: 8 of the Best Oral Histories for Your Shelf

Find some of the best oral histories featuring a multitude of voices, including Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston.

Everything I Know About Outlander, Which I Have Never Read (or Watched)

Just because I've never seen Outlander doesn't mean I am not qualified to tell you all about Outlander! (It should, but nobody stopped me.)

10 Fascinating American Cultural Histories

Whether you're an anthropology professor or an everyday reader, these American cultural history books should pique your interest.

6 Historical Fiction Books Featuring South Asia That You Need To Read

Get to know South Asia of yore through some excellent historical fiction reads, including Babu Bangladesh! By Numair Atif Choudhury.

6 Historical Fiction Books Set in the 1960s

Explore a different era in these historical fiction books set in the 1960s, with stories about race, class, political turmoil, and more.

5 Hair Raising Historical Horror Novels

From the evils of racism to the bottomless maw of capitalism, these historical horror books investigate the dark corners of history.

10 Facts About Madame d’Aulnoy Who Coined The Word Fairytale

Madame d'Aulnoy coined the term fairy tale. She also tried twice to kill someone and was way more popular than Perrault. Find out more!

Pandemic Advice From Literature (And Diaries) of the Past

Everyone has advice for getting through this challenging time. Let's hear from those who lived through pandemics past in fact and fiction.