Top 5 Books Set in the Past

Hello everyone!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is books set in the past! This was a fun topic to write about because there are so many fantastic books set in the past to choose from. I didn’t set any parameters for myself about what set in the past means and instead I decided to talk about the first five books that came to mind.

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match by Sally Thorne – This recent release was the first book I thought of when I saw this week’s theme. This Frankenstein inspired romance was the perfect mix between very weird and super cute. It’s full of great characters and it is the perfect read for the spooky season. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match.

Angelika Frankenstein

The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham – I’m a fan of historical fiction that takes place during World War Two and I especially enjoy stories about women during this time period. This book is about a British journalist stationed in Berlin during the lead up to World War Two. She feels the rising tension and paranoia in the city, witnesses neighbours turning against each other, and starts to uncover some of the horrors of Hitler’s plans. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Berlin Girl.

Berlin Girl

The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery – This was the Middle Grade Marvels book of the month for September, and it was fantastic. This Middle Grade fantasy adventure takes place in Britain during World War Two. It features three imaginary friends who have come to life to help the main character but to also try to save the world that they came from. It’s full of adventure and wonderful magical creatures, while also discussing the bombings in London during World War Two.

The Midnight Guardians

The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin – This is another book that takes place during World War Two. This dual point-of-view story goes back and forth between an American librarian stationed in Lisbon during the War to gather intelligence and a woman living in occupied France who is working for a clandestine printing press run by the Resistance. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Librarian Spy.

The Librarian Spy

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – Last, but not least, is another romance book. This book takes place in England during the last 1870s and the main character is involved with the women’s suffrage movement. This romance features some excellent banter between the characters and it’s also the first book in a series. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Bringing Down the Duke.

Bringing Down the Duke

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