This or That? #37

Good morning!

In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here! :)

By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions please let me know!


Today I want to know……

Do you (currently) read historical fiction?


By currently, I mean have you read it within the past year or so.

I do not actually. I used to when I was in middle school. I got really into the Dear America and My Name is America series. They were journals written by teenagers in historical periods of time like World War II, the Dust Bowl, Titanic, the Civil War, colonization, etc. They were really good for that age group too. Good reads but also really educational.

Aside from those, I haven’t read any other historical fiction novels.

What about you? Have you read any historical fiction lately? Let me know!

~Rae

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17 Responses to This or That? #37

  1. I’m the same – I LOVED historical fiction when I was younger, but I haven’t read much of it in recent years!

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  2. carlalouise89 says:

    I do! Not all the time, and usually it’s flexible on the “historical accuracies”. Because I’m a history teacher, sometimes I find it really annoying and therefore hard to read; however, if it’s done well, I’ll read it. Recently I read Child 44, and that was fantastic.

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    • ooh what was Child 44 about?

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      • carlalouise89 says:

        A murderer in Soviet Russia, killing children, during Stalin’s reign (based on a true story). Except, because the USSR was communist, they didn’t believe in murder (they blamed it on Capitalism), so it follows a man’s journey as he’s forced to work out who the murderer is (he doesn’t want to). It also highlights the gulags and everything like that. It’s really good, and pretty damn factual (the murderer himself is fictitious, but the murderer getting away for so long, and Stalin’s reign, are all fairly accurate).

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      • Sounds good, I’ll look into it! Thanks!

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  3. I LOVE historical fiction! I’m a pretty big history nerd to begin with so that helps, but I have read many in just the last year alone!
    I do have favorite eras, events, or places (Tudor England, The Titanic, India, etc) but I’m generally content with historical fiction as a whole, provided it has a great storyline. I have read a few duds, but those can be found in any genre!

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  4. I am not big on historical fiction, however, I am going to read Wolf by Wolf soon which is an alternate historical fiction in which Hitler won WWII.

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  5. Kendra says:

    No, I don’t. For some reason, I just can’t get into historical fiction.

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  6. honya says:

    I do, although it’s definitely not my top genre. But books like Terry Pratchett’s Dodger or Stephen Lawhead’s Patrick can be amazing occasionally. 🙂

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  8. Madeline says:

    I read a few good YA historical fiction books recently for one of my classes (I’m in library school): Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. Generally when it comes to historical fiction, I like books set in a different time period but not necessarily dealing with historical events.

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