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Becoming Well Read: Historical Fiction

It takes more than reading a few classics to become well read. Ideally one should read widely, across all genres.
In a bid to help myself get a little closer to being able to consider myself well read, I'm putting together a collection of TBR lists - of 50 books each - the reading of which should help get me a little closer to my goal. I naturally veer more towards some genres and not others (I tend to avoid romance and Young adult, for example), and I'm hoping this will help get me on track a little more.
If any obvious examples are missing from certain lists, there's a very good chance I'll have read it already.
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
4
Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
5
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
6
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
7
Chocolat (Joanne Harris)
Chocolat (Joanne Harris)
8
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
9
Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
Hamnet (Maggie O'farrell)
10
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
11
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
Kindred (Octavia E. Butler)
12
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
13
Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Mark Sullivan)
Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Mark Sullivan)
14
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
15
White Teeth
White Teeth
16
The Lady of the Rivers (Philippa Gregory)
The Lady of the Rivers (Philippa Gregory)
17
The Night Watch (Sarah Waters)
The Night Watch (Sarah Waters)
18
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
19
Stoner (John Williams)
Stoner (John Williams)
20
The Crimson Petal and the White (Michael Faber)
The Crimson Petal and the White (Michael Faber)
21
The Children's Book
The Children's Book
22
The Devil and the Dark Water (Stuart Turton)
The Devil and the Dark Water (Stuart Turton)
23
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
24
Dissolution (C J Sansom)
Dissolution (C J Sansom)
25
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
26
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
27
Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
28
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Eagle of the Ninth
29
Hawaii (James. A. Michener)
Hawaii (James. A. Michener)
30
Munich (Robert Harris)
Munich (Robert Harris)
31
Tigers in Red Weather (Liza Klaussmann)
Tigers in Red Weather (Liza Klaussmann)
32
The Mangle Street Murders (M. R. C. Kasasian)
The Mangle Street Murders (M. R. C. Kasasian)
33
Wise Children (Angela Carter)
Wise Children (Angela Carter)
34
The Giver of Stars (Jojo Moyes)
The Giver of Stars (Jojo Moyes)
35
4 3 2 1 (Paul Auster)
4 3 2 1 (Paul Auster)
36
Library of the Dead (Glenn Cooper)
Library of the Dead (Glenn Cooper)
37
Warhorse (Michael Morpurgo)
Warhorse (Michael Morpurgo)
38
Then and Now
Then and Now
39
Tangerine (Christine Mangan)
Tangerine (Christine Mangan)
40
The Gates of Rome (Conn Iggulden)
The Gates of Rome (Conn Iggulden)
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