Do you have a favorite book that really pulled you back in time, or perhaps gave you a special interest in that period? Include a link to a review of it on another book blog if you can find one (doesn’t have to be a Weekly Geek participant).
I generally don’t read an overabundance of historical fiction. When I want history I generally go for non-fiction. But there are a couple of books that that come to mind. One that I’ve read for the first time this year and one that I’ve read again this year. I’m sure those of you regular readers here will know that one of them is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.
The other book that I really enjoyed was the winner of Canada Reads this year, Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (which goes by Someone Knows My Name outside of Canada)
Reviews can be found at these links:
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
These links have links to other reviewers so you’re not just getting my opinion.
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I just read The Book of Negroes last month and really liked it. Will be adding Ragtime to my TBR list. Thanks! 😀
claire: I hope you enjoy Ragtime, it’s my all time favorite. Let me know what you think of it once you’ve gotten around to reading it.
Second mention of the Book of Negroes. Going to check this out. Thanks.
susan: I hope you enjoy it, it’s a great novel.