Any mix of these ingredients and I'm sold. Recommendations welcome.
- •British naval fictionPreferably Napoleonic era
- •The Jacky Faber series by L.A. MeyerComing of age on a British naval frigate. Yes yes yes.
- •The Horatio Hornblower books by C.S. Forester (and the mini-series starring Ioan Gruffudd)
- •Master and Commander, and the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'BrianOk so I've only read the first two books (there are like 20) but it's a classic of the genre. Also my mom has read them all and I feel like a fan by proxy.
- •In the Heart of the Sea (book by Nathaniel Philbrick)This is American but there are some really solid square-rigged ship scenes. Also Chris Hemsworth is Australian and has a weird not-quite-American accent in the movie so it counts.
- •Young adult fiction set in the Midwest❤ the Midwest. Indiana authors get bonus points.
- •The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- •All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenAlso Holding Up the Universe by the same author.
- •Eleanor and Park by Rainbow RowellAlso Fangirl, Attachments, and Landline. Basically anything Rainbow Rowell touches.
- •Period medical dramasAn admittedly small genre.
- •Call the Midwife (books and mini series)Best 👏🏼 show 👏🏼 on 👏🏼 television
- •Mercy Street, the PBS mini seriesInto it.
- •World War II resistance fiction
- •Tamar by Mal PeetThis book needs more praise. It founded my love for the genre.
- •The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- •All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- •The Book Thief by Markus Zusak