Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
The rules are simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
- Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
- Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
This week’s topic is Books From My Favourite Genre. Regular followers of this blog will have no problem guessing my favourite genre – historical fiction. The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is an annual prize whose aim is to celebrate the best in historical fiction. My list is made up of some favourite books that have featured on the shortlist or longlist for the prize in recent years.
Click on the book title to view my review (or the description on Goodreads).
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (winner)
The Good People by Hannah Kent
A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik
The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath
The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (winner)
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
2019 (winner announced on 15th June)
The Long Take by Robin Robertson – haunting and atmospheric, full review to follow
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – intriguing and mysterious, full review to follow