Four for Friday is a weekly list post that I am attempting to get off the ground. It’s tied to the TBR Tackle Challenge, which I co-host over on Instagram with the very lovely mystorynook and theartsy_bookworm88. Every week there’s a prompt, and you pick four books that fit the theme. You can find all of the July topics here!
This week’s Four for Friday topic is Historical Fiction! Historical Fiction is a genre that I really enjoy reading, but I don’t pick up nearly enough. Today I’m going to talk about four Historical Fiction books that either came out recently or are coming out soon that I’m hoping to read before the end of the year.
Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman – Radar Girls is a recently released novel that takes place during World War Two. It’s inspired by the Women’s Air Raid Defense in Hawaii, which is a part of World War Two history that I don’t know anything about. I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of this book from Harper Collins, and I’m hoping to read it in August.
The Riviera House by Natasha Lester – The Riviera House is an upcoming novel that goes back and forth between World War Two and the present day. This book is about some of the artwork that the Nazis stole during the war, and it looks like it has some strong female characters, and some secrets that need to be untangled. I enjoy historical fiction that goes back and forth between the past and the present, so I’m looking forward to reading this book soon.
The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham – I read The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham earlier this year, and it made me want to read more books by the author. The Secret Messenger goes back and forth between Venice, 1943 and London, 2017. It looks like this story is centred around a typewriter that was used by the Italian resistance and the secrets that it holds. The premise of this book sounds interesting, and I’m hoping that I enjoy it as much as I enjoyed The Berlin Girl.
Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham – Last year, I read and fell in love with The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham, and I loved that it taught me about a dark period in Canadian history that I did not know about. It appears that Letters Across the Sea takes place in Toronto during the lead-up to World War Two, and that I’ll also learn something about Canadian history from it. This book came out earlier this year, and I’m hoping that I can read it soon.