Historical Fiction Beyond WWII

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

A collage of partial cover art from upcoming romance novels


The many facets of WWII have made it one of the most popular time periods for historical fiction, but that very popularity has led to one of our most frequent requests from the Brilliant Books Monthly subscribers who prefer this genre: No books set in WWII! 

If you, too, have found yourself looking to explore historical fiction beyond this era, here are a few recommendations to get you started.


Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

First celebrated more than 50 years ago as the environmentalism movement of the 70s was taking off, Earth Day was created as a way to channel public action into helping the environment.  We've come a long way since then, thanks in large part to better education as a society as to how our actions and choices affect our planet, both now and into the future.

Today, we hope everyone takes the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful planet we call home, perhaps by exploring the great outdoors, sharing a story about nature with a young reader, or enjoying one yourself.  To that end, we've assembled some of our favorite Earth and environment-centric books for readers of all ages.  How will you celebrate Earth Day?

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The Problems and Positives of American Dirt: Looking for authentic voices at the border and beyond

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

In one of the biggest literary controversies of 2020, Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt highlighted narcoculture, violence, and immigration in Mexico but also opened up an intense conversation about who has a right to be a voice on a particular subject.

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