If you like reading novels set in times gone by you might find something interesting on this list. Also included are some war books (many and varied wars! Including the American Civil War, World War II, the Iraq War). Obviously some are more historical than others!

  1. King of Ithaka, Tracy Barrett
  2. What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell
  3. Zora and Me, Victoria Bond and T R Simon
  4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
  5. A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
  6. Queen of Hearts, Martha Brooks
  7. VIII, H M Castor
  8. Postcards from No Man’s Land, Aidan Chambers
  9. A Voice of Her Own, Barbara Dana
  10. Lost, Jacqueline Davies
  11. A Northern Light, Jennifer Donnelly
  12. Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly
  13. Phantoms in the Snow, by Kathleen Benner Duble
  14. The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice, Ann Finnin
  15. Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos
  16. The Merrybegot, Julie Hearn
  17. Fallen Grace, Mary Hooper
  18. Montacute House, Lucy Jago
  19. Folly, Marthe Jocelyn
  20. The Raging Quiet, Sherryl Jordan
  21. Winter’s End, Jean-Claude Mourlevat
  22. Henderson’s Boys series, Robert Muchamore
  23. Sunrise Over Fallujah, Walter Dean Myers
  24. Tamar, Mal Peet
  25. Falling, Anne Provoost
  26. Here Lies Arthur, Philip Reeve
  27. The Bride’s Farewell, Meg Rosoff
  28. Yellow Star, Jennifer Roy
  29. Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys
  30. Flygirl, Sherri L Smith
  31. Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli
  32. Toads and Diamonds, Heather Tomlinson
  33. Red Moon at Sharpsburg, Rosemary Wells
  34. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak