Historical Non-fiction

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

 

 

Interrobanged Books

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


Bernie and Books

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


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.


81n3b6i-SVLGuns, Germs, and Steel

A global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide.

 


Pocket Down Under

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


A Thousand Finds

K.L. writes about science fact and science fiction. She also goes geocaching and posts photos of her travels. She is interested in finding good indie authors to review.


Eats Plants Reads Books

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


14911491

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness.


Bibliophibian Inc.

What reviews often before their release? This blogger has you covered. Also check out their regular round-ups and lists.


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.


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).


The Guns of AugustThe Guns of August

Historian & Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to WWI. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, she reveals just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn’t.

 


Cup of Tea With That Book, Please

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


Lars Teeney

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


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 Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The boys defeated elite rivals–the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler.

 


On My Kindle

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


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.


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 Wright BrothersThe Wright Brothers

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history.


The Book Return

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


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.


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.


Endurance

Endurance

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, “defined heroism.” Alfred Lansing’s scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book–with over 200,000 copies sold–has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance.

 


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.


Book In The Bag

BITB has a unique group of reviews to greater cover their material. They generally accept print copies by mail.


Calmgrove

These reviews are about ideas, characterization, structure, poetic language, motifs, and worldbuilding, encouraging aspects of reading, such as genre styles, scriptwriting, bookmarks, reading challenges and so on. 


A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life.


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.


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.


Genuine Jenn

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


The Six Wives of Henry VIIThe Six Wives of Henry VII

The bloody and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work of brilliant scholarship, Alison Weir draws on early biographies, letters, memoirs, and diplomatic reports to bring these women to life.

 


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 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.


Genghis Khan and the making of the modern worldGenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed.

 


The Desert Bibliophile

Kay gives honest reviews that both showcase the pros and cons of every book that she reads/reviews with a twist of her own unique personality and humor. She also participates in regular posts within the blogosphere that often include mentions and throw backs to books she’s reviewed in the past.


Reader’s Handbook

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


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.


The Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written.

 


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.


 

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