What are some of your favorite periods of time to read5/4/2021, 4:10:28 PM
What are some of your favorite periods of time to read about? I find that I often gravitate to WWII historical fiction, maybe because there is so much of it and there are so many different stories to tell. (I did have a couple years where I read tons of HF about the Tudors) But I really have interest in all historical fiction. Happy Book Birthday to “Luck on the Titanic” by Stacey Lee. Lee is one of my favorite authors and an autobuy/read for me. (Thank you to @penguinteen for gifting me this copy). My daughter became obsessed with the Titanic two years ago after reading the “I Survived” Titanic edition, and so we’ve spent a lot of time reading about it and watching documentaries (and conspiracy theory Youtube videos) And so I’m eager to read this and also talk to her about the Titanic and this story, from a perspective that we haven’t discussed before. The synopsis says that this story is loosely inspired by a recently uncovered account of six Titanic survivors of Chinese descent, which has been untold for so long because of how racially hostile the West was to Chinese people at the time. I don’t know if I’d have heard of them without this book and that’s probably my favorite part of historical fiction. What are some stories you’ve learned through historical fiction books that you didn’t learn in school? Synopsis in comments!