Good books about historical events
Friend Request by Laura MarshallMaria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isnt she?
1989. When Louise first notices the new girl who has mysteriously transferred late into their senior year, Maria seems to be everything the girls Louise hangs out with arent. Authentic. Funny. Brash. Within just a few days, Maria and Louise are on their way to becoming fast friends.
2016. Louise receives a heart-stopping email: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Long-buried memories quickly rise to the surface: those first days of their budding friendship; cruel decisions made and dark secrets kept; the night that would change all their lives forever.
Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Marias sudden reappearance threatens it all, and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone shed severed ties with to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers theres more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before whats known to Maria--or whoevers pretending to be her--is known to all.
Popular Historical Events Books
Add to Bag. All the Light We Cannot See , by Anthony Doerr A young blind girl flees Paris carrying a precious jewel while an orphan joins the Hitler Youth; when their paths collide, the course of history changes forever. Isabelle finds herself drawn to the soldier despite the brutality that surrounds them, and over the years that follow, must reconcile herself to the choices she made during the war. Isabelle is based on a real woman, Andree de Jongh, who helped the Allies escape from Nazi-occupied territory. Outlander , by Diana Gabaldon If you could prevent one of the greatest massacres of human history, would you? Claire survived one war, a war she could not change…and when she falls for Jamie Fraser, she realizes she will do anything—even risk the present, and the man she left behind—to change it.
A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
Find a cozy reading spot, and go back in time! Find your next historical fiction read on this book list, from beloved tales now in paperback to the latest stories hitting bookshelves this autumn.