Hey guys I’m looking for some historical books suggestions. Like Memoirs of a Geisha. Any ideas?
Hey guys I’m looking for some suggestions. I’ve read Memoirs of a Geisha and I love it, but I’m having trouble finding more historical books that I like. Any ideas?
Snow flower and the Secret Fan, and Joy Luck Club are similar and very good.
yes, both good books
Came here to recommend Snowflower and the Secret Fan. Wonderful novel, especially if you enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha. Would also recommend Pachinko if you’re interested in Asian culture and history.
I’ll have to look in to Pachinko. I’ve never heard of it. Thanks!
hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Burial Rites https://www.amazon.com/Burial-Rites-Hannah-Kent/dp/0316243922
Loved Burial Rites! Have you read Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace? Based on a true story also…
Someone else suggested that to me…I’ll check it out.
Snowflower and the Secret Fan for sure!
The tea girl of hummingbird lane
I recently read this book and really enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed all of Lisa See’s books!
Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord.
Try the author Lisa See
Anything by Amy Tan. Try The Third Son by Julie Wu. If you want to venture to WWII the reading opportunities are vast.
I recently read Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and really liked it, also loved Pachinko
The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan.
Lisa See’s books are all very good. Another book that I liked a lot was The Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I forget the author’s name.
Jamie Ford. He also Songs of the Willow Frost.
I’m writing that down!!
Empress Orchid and The Last Empress by Anchee Min.
What’s it about?
Using Chinese mythology, the author created a novel on the dead and how the protagonist was trapped between the planes of life and death as she learns about her family secrets.
Hmm sounds interesting
The author did a ton of research.
Anything by James Michener.
Peony in Love.
I loved that book!
@Emily me too!
Queen of the Night-Alexander Chee
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.
Whiskey Rebels, The Coffee Trader and other books by David Liss
Shogun, if you have not read it.
Shanghai Girls then Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Agree! Lisa See will be right up your alley!
All of Gail Tsukiyama’s books are wonderful.
Tisha – a true story of a young teacher who goes to the Alaskan wilderness to work.
Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks. About the plague in Europe. Very interesting.
One of my favorite books!
Just read The Last Town on Earth. Similar premise but entirely different storyline. About Spanish flu in America.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Everyone should read this book. Unbelievable
THE CORNER OF SWEET AND BITTER.
I forget what it was really called but it was something like Who Killed Charlotte Bronte, or something like that. I really liked it.
The Island by Victoria Hislop
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. You will learn why we have HIPPA laws today.
Orphan train and Firefly lane,!
I ❤️ historical fiction. Suggestions:
News of the World
The Midwife’s Revolt
Water for Elephants
The Last Letter from your Lover
-One Thousand White Women
-The Girl FROM the Train
-The Hummingbird’s Daughter
The Life They Have Her by Ellen Marie Wiseman
I’ve read two of her books and really liked them both.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Cold Mountain, All the Light We Cannot See, The English Patient
Love Hotel in the Corner if Bitter and Sweet
Pavilion of Women
The Invention of Wings
These Is My Words
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See
The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
I am reading her Cousins series right now. She does wonderful research.
@Robin I am not familiar with that series.
“Philippa Gregory’s ‘Cousins’ War’ and ‘Tudor Court’ series have been re-listed as ‘The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels’ as of August 2016. ” Maybe that’s why. Lol. I guess I am old-school. Try looking them up the new way.
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn. I have just finished this book, loved it. There are two other books in the series, Daughters of Rome and Empress of Rome. I intend to read those in the near future.
The Japanese Lover
The winter Palace by John Boyne or anything by Anchee Min and Kate Furnivall.
Wild Swans by Jung Chang.
Kite Runnner or A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Pavillion of Women by Pearl S. Buck (historical fiction)
I hear All The Light We Cannot See is very good. I may start that one soon.
Shanghai Girls and Lilac Girls. Very different but very good
+1 for Shanghai Girls and I also loved the sequel, Dreams of Joy!
Did you read any of the Outlander series? I’ve watched the three seasons on STARZ and just started the first book. It’s sooo good. And historical. ?
A great series of books. Unfortunately us fans have been waiting years for the next novel to be published. Been a very long wait ?. Did buy the Outlander cookbook for a bit of fun ? and there is a book of Outlander short stories which is on my tbr pile. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Among the reeds http://www.tammbottner.com/
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
I loved the Century trilogy by Ken Follett
Wild swan – three daughters of China. Learnt a lot about the history that I had no idea about.