"Historical fiction books... offer a fun way to read about some of the most important figures, times, and events in history. Check out this list (originally from current.com, which is no more) to find 100 of the best historical fiction books of all time" (Shannon, Giraffe Days)
1-77: Novels progressing from prehistoric & ancient times to recent times
78-100: Novels set in times of war
If you have read ANY novel in a series, check that item.