As one of the most popular book genres, Goodreads defines historical fiction is defined as:
“…Novels that re-create a period or event in history and often use historical figures as some of its characters. To be deemed historical, a novel must have been written at least fifty years after the events described.”
I’ve read my fair share of historical fiction novels and have yet to be disappointed by one. If you are an avid fan of the genre, or are looking to get your feet wet and read more historical fiction, any of these novels below would be a great start.