Historical Fiction

If the book review bloggers listed near the top are full, consider starting farther down.

 

 

Musings of a Starving Author

This blogger provides book reviews with sprinklings of culinary humor. Also included are musings about life and the overall craft of writing.


125 Pages

Laura is an addict. She reads 5-8 books a week. In addition to writing her own book reviews, she frequents other book review and blogger sites for just that little bit more.


Read Susan Berry

Her profession as a lawyer gives her an eye for detail. She reviews and compares books, occasionally posting additional articles regarding them.


Church of MarvelsChurch of Marvels

Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs.

 

 


Reader’s Handbook

All sorts of genres find homes here on this book review blog.


Pocket Down Under

A British transplant in Australia, this book review blogger hosts a website that is ever evolving and consistently book related. 


Andrea Lundgren

Andrea’s blog focuses on reading and writing from a writer’s point of view, so the book reviews analyze books across several categories, looking at what worked and didn’t work. This can be especially helpful when reviewing works by indie authors.


I, Ripper

I, Ripper

In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London’s Whitechapel District. He did not just kill—he ripped with a butcher’s glee—and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because he was never caught.

 


The Bandwagon

Book reviews, author interviews, promotional posts–all submitted by their team of reviewers. They also invite guest reviewers and bloggers.


Fictionophile

As a former cataloging librarian, this blogger brings her book knowledge to her site. She writes fiction reviews and tries to promote debut fiction novelists.


Mightythorjrs

This blogger doesn’t profess to be a writer, but he does produce some memorable book reviews. Focused on fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction, there’s something to find here.


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Agent 6

Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow’s secret police. But when his wife and daughters are invited on a “Peace Tour” to New York City, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold.

 


The Book Brief

This blogger goes to lengths to produce detailed book reviews that balance the positives and negatives. Commentary may be colored by road trips, wine, and cooking.


abOOkishOwl

Sprinkled around this blog’s book reviews are book quotes and original pictures, and the author is a self-professed book geek.


Eats Plants Reads Books

A recovering academic and complete bookaholic, this blogger reads whenever she can and enjoys writing thoughtful, honest reviews.


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Illusionarium

Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then—as every good adventure begins—the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he’s a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations—or illusions.

 


Caffeine and Books

This blog contains book reviews, book hauls, book tags…basically a lot of bookish things, all fueled by caffeine.


Tea and Writing

A NetGalley review, this blogger has reviewed over 400 books on Goodreads and counting. She uses a recipe review style on the books she reads, and she looks forward to more.


Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

This blogger reviews LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction. They also offer author interviews and guest blogs, particularly showcasing stories from Douwn Unda (Australia and New Zealand).


Hanged Man

Hanged Man

On a freezing Christmas Eve in 1879, a forensic psychic reader is summoned from her Baker Street lodgings to the scene of a questionable death. Alexandrina Victoria Pendlebury is adamant that the death in question is a magically compromised murder and not a suicide, as the police had assumed.

 


Cup of Tea With That Book, Please

This blog features book reviews, news related to books, opinion posts, and of course, tea.


Drink Coffee and Read Books

DCaRB is dedicated to book reviews, general book chat, recommendations, and more. The blog focuses mainly on Young Adult and Teen novels.


Dots Words and Whispers

This blog focuses on YA lit but has a strong commitment to review books from a variety of genres because part of their mission statement is that they believe reading broadens a person’s perspective on the world.


The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.

 

 


Bernie and Books

This blogger studied costumes but also is an avid reader who enjoys analyzing books via her reviews.


Thoroughly Inked

This blog features reading challenges, book reviews, reading recommendations, and TBR lists.


Alextheshadowgirl’s Blog

Using gifs and memes to bring humor to her reviews, she expands her reading to many different genres. She strives to make her reviews simple and clear and doesn’t mind if you call her a nerd.


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The Other Boleyn Girl

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realises just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane.

 


Shh, I Am Reading

Visit for honest book reviews, giveaways, and book tours.


Xingsings

This blogger strongly believes in interaction in the book community. She puts out bookish memes, reviews, and themed articles. Beware of falling words and large imaginations.


Book Snacks

Analee hosts tidbits from a group of bloggers that combined provide an entertaining read for any book lover, sprinkled around her book reviews.


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The Pillars of the Earth

The spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known—and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

 


A Line From a Book

These reviews tend to be short and to the point, crossing a wide variety of genres. She loves to discover new authors and hidden gems.


Redhead Uncorked

Not only does this blogger enjoy reading and book reviewing, but making tasty treats. A mix of fiction, cookbook, and recipe reviews will soon follow.


So Many Books, So Little Time

This blogger lives her reading life out in the open, which brings honesty and life to the process.


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Code Name Verity

That’s what you do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine–and I will do anything, anything to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again. 

 


The TLE Books

Not only does TLE review books, but they also have a newly introduced TLE 3 book club consisting of extended reviews.


Wonderland Novels

W.N. features bookish discussions, giveaways, reviews, and tours.


Coffee2Words

As an editor at heart, this blogger reads every story with care, even to mention proofreading type comments in her book reviews. Indie books are most commonly on the menu.


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The Paris Wife

An evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. In 1920, Hadley is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway.

 


Lit World Interviews

With an emphasis on indie authors, LWI provides both book reviews and interviews from people in the writing/publishing industry. They enjoy helping to get the word out about the publications of such authors.


The Worn Bookmark

Maren posts book reviews and tags, and she participates in challenges and read-a-thons. A book store or library is her paradise.


A Book Worm’s Perfect Apple

This blog is comprised of duo book reviewers who have an immense love for reading.


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Les Misérables

Jean Valjean is a peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. In Les Misérables, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832. Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions.

 


You’re History!

On this blog, the writer reads and listens to books constantly, reviewing for You’re History, Amazon and Vine, Goodreads, and quite often, by authors’ requests. The writer also works at two local historic house museums, and other posts reflect those interests, particularly medieval and U.S. History.


The Book’s The Thing

Erika keeps all of her reviews categorized by genre and date. She is a voracious reader of fiction and loves to share her discoveries with others.


Raeleighreads

An avid reader and self-proclaimed opinionated know-it-all, it only made sense for this blogger to start a book review blog. She is quite detailed with her submission policy, which makes it helpful for authors to submit what’s applicable.


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The Last Kingdom

In the middle years of the ninth-century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England—and the course of history—depended upon one man, one king. 

 


Interrobanged Books

Aside from being a writer, editor, and all-around wordsmith, H.E. Herbert also reviews books and posts them regularly.


 Confessions of a Wordaholic

Not only does this blogger write book reviews, but she also promotes authors, particularly indie ones. Check out her website for many words and occasional giveaways.


Reading Sara

Stop by for posts on books, wine, and life, although not necessarily in that order. Sara hopes to give people the opportunity to discover new books, hear new stories, and provide a different context to stories they may have already read.


The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross

The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past.

 


Death By Tsundoku

Death by Tsundoku primarily features book reviews from all genres. However, there are a few themed post series as well. This includes series about critiquing writing, book clubs, and bookish event listicles.


Reading Is My Superpower

Peek at Top Ten Tuesday and Favorites Friday but also frequent author interviews/giveaways in a style of review that stands out from the rest.


Yet Another Blogging Mummy

This blogger posts about parenting, lifestyle, food, and book reviews for children and adults.


Fever 1793

Fever 1793

In 1793, the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly. But fourteen-year-old Mattie doesn’t get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family’s coffee shop.

 


Read It Or Not Reviews

Along with book reviews, this blog has themed posts for different days of the week. For example, Monday: Enigmatic Riddles & Rhymes, Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday list, Wednesday: A quote from literature, Thursday: Book Relevance, Friday: Book Review, and Saturday: Reading List.


My Books Are Me

This blogger openly displays her bookshelf for all to see what she reads. She mostly does book reviews on that blog, although she occasionally discusses books on her Booktube channel.


Leggings Are Never Pants

Her opinions on nonbook-related subjects are usually not the most common, yet she does her best to make her reviews fair and still reflect her personal style/preferences.


Cold MountainCold Mountain

Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier’s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War’s end. A love story and a harrowing account of one man’s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a new talent in American literature.

 

 


A Literary Mind

As a self professed book geek, A Literary Mind is a nook of a place where its blogger can discuss all things books-related, be it bookish thoughts (such as her hatred for tiny fonts) to Challenges (She’s currently working her way through 4 different challenges).


26 Letters

This blogger aims for book reviews with style, a coherent review of the genre, story, language, depth of character, and overall response to a book, with reasons for her opinions. A book takes care and attention to write, and she believes a good review needs to take the same type of care and attention on a smaller scale.


 Brains and Beauty

This blogger emphasizes both on her website. It’s not all about one or the other; you can be brainy and into books, while also being into beauty and fashion. There’s no reason whatsoever to push yourself into a certain category. She also emphasizes that beauty has to do with both the inside and out.


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The Man In the High Castle

It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

 


Nya Reads

Nya features book blitzes, participates in book tours, helps to promote authors, and gives her honest and respectful opinions about the books that are sent for review.


Here’s to Happy Endings

Kelly focuses on young adult book reviews, with author interviews, giveaways, and memes such as Waiting on Wednesdays, as well as participating in blog tours.  She enjoys working with authors to promote books!


Don Sloan

Don strives to provide thoughtful, even-handed reviews on all books submitted. In addition, his site provides a list of 25 free links to websites authors can submit their books to in an attempt to increase downloads during KDP Free days.


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The Dress Thief

Alix Gower has a dream: to join the ranks of Coco Chanel to become a designer in the high-stakes world of Parisian haute couture. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing designs to create bootlegs for the foreign market. Then Alix is given her big break: a chance to finally realize her dream.

 


Cover to Cover

Along with book reviews, Liis offers guest posts and author interviews. In the works are giveaways in the future.


A Writer’s Desires

Lauren is a book reviewer and general literary article writer. Her favorite genres to review are fantasy, YA, paranormal romance, and historical fiction.


Creating Worlds with Words

This blogger offers book reviews as well as chapter critique exchanges. Occasionally, portions of her writing appear in the feed.


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The Einstein Prophecy

As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy—or fulfill—the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.


I’ve Read This

Anne reviews traditionally published, physical-copy books and includes cat themes in a lot of her posts. She also has experience in the publishing industry.


Lars Teeney

Lars focuses on fantasy and science fiction book reviews. He’s also a self-published author, himself.


Cover to Cover Lit

This blog offers a plethora of features along with book reviews, including the weekly “Top Ten Tuesday,” “Waiting on Wednesday,” the monthly “Stacking the Shelves,” Book Tags, and Mind Spill discussions.


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Brooklyn

Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War II. Though skilled at bookkeeping, she cannot find a job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn helps Eilis move to America–to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like Ireland”–she decides she must go.

 


David’s Book Blurg

David features book reviews, author spotlights, and author interviews from his home base in the UK.


Show This Book Some Love

Features clear and concise reviews. It reviews a wide variety of genres and approaches each book from an unbiased perspective, reading each book through to the end even if the reviewer doesn’t like it.


Thebookshelfblog

Kelly’s blog features a review archive, latest posts, about me, and currently reading. Besides that, honest reviews and real enthusiasm for social interaction drives it forward.


The Secret River

The Secret River

In 1806, William Thornhill, an illiterate English bargeman and a man of quick temper but deep compassion, steals a load of wood and, as a part of his lenient sentence, is deported, along with his beloved wife, Sal, to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia.

 


Charleigh’s Book Nook

From her headquarters in the UK, Charleigh provides honest and forthcoming book reviews for her readership.


Genuine Jenn

This blog features books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction.


Brown Books & Green Tea

Brown Books & Green Tea specializes in reading and reviewing multicultural literature. BB&GT fills a void, focusing on books by a wide range of writers from diverse backgrounds.


The Swans of Fifth Avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Centered on two dynamic, complicated, and compelling protagonists—Truman Capote and Babe Paley—this book is steeped in the glamour and smoky atmosphere of New York’s high society.

 

 


Red Pillows

Spreading the joy of reading and talking about the journey into a new world.


Of Books and Pen

Although she has a serious addition to books and reading in general, she attempts to cure it with more reads. It’s wildly successful or unsuccessful, depending on how you look at it.


On My Kindle

Seeking a clean and clear format, On My Kindle goes for a mobile friendly view of its book reviews.


the-secret-wifeThe Secret Wife

Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future. Grand Duchess Tatiana has fallen in love with cavalry officer Dmitri, but events take a catastrophic turn, placing their romance – and their lives – in danger.

 

 


The Irresponsible Reader

The idea here is to read about publishing news, books, and authors, plus anything else that seems to fit.


A Day in the (Reading) Life

The plan with this blog is to keep it focused on book reviews and reading, with the occasional foray into whatever strikes the author’s fancy.


The Book Return

All reviews are geared toward the Generation X, which includes modern books as well as ones from this blogger’s childhood.


in-the-shadow-of-lakecrestIn the Shadow of Lakecrest

The year is 1928. Kate Moore is looking for a way out of the poverty and violence of her childhood. When a chance encounter on a transatlantic ocean liner brings her face-to-face with the handsome heir to a Chicago fortune, she thinks she may have found her escape—as long as she can keep her past concealed.

 


Insights Into Books

This blog discusses books that inspire people, and fiction certainly falls into that category. There, they believe that any book can be inspiring if read at the right time.


CravenWild

Hermione is a book blogger who reads widely. She has an academic background in classics, film, and theatre, so she has a strong grasp of story, good writing, and character.


The Geeky Bibliophile

This book blogger is an avid reader and celebrates the love of reading on her site with book reviews, bookish quotes, lists, and more.


a-gentleman-in-moscowA Gentleman in Moscow

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

 

 

 


Write Through the Night

Joce offers regular author interviews in addition to book reviews, and keeps a book review index and an author interview index.


BookLove

This blogger reviews books in all genres and loves to share good books with others. She is a netgalley top reviewer with a top reviewer badge, several auto approvals, and over 250 reviews on her site alone.


Kenchi Reads

Specializing in two things: book reviews and author interviews.


Bending the Bookshelf

Their focus is on authors and stories that bend gender and sexuality and express unique identities. From mainstream and genre fiction to the kinky corners of fetish and erotic fiction, they share a passion for anything that bends, twists, or otherwise transcends the social constructs of gender and sexuality. (Contains mature content)


Up Til Dawn Book Blog

On the Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog, Dawn posts mainly spoiler-free reviews sprinkled with quirky gifs and graphics. She participates in blog tours through several fabulous tour companies, as well as review via NetGalley, Edelweiss, The Romance Reviews, Reading Alley, and directly through publishing and book publicity companies.


What Cathy Read Next

Book reviews of (mainly) literary fiction, historical fiction, and mystery/thriller. Other regular features include author Q&As, book extracts, cover reveals, and book related articles.


Bite Into Books

This blogger reads everything she can get her hands on and posts an honest review about it. On her blog, she also participates in memes, tags, and host giveaways.


Beautiful Book Club

The book reviews are shared between the blogger and her daughter. They cross genres although mainly focus on YA and middle grade.


 

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