Hello there! When someone asks me ‘Who is your best friend?’ I simply told them ‘Books’. Yeah, My best friend is my books, because books never betray you, they guide you in every tough way of life. Sometimes, I think that I should write a book on my own life, but later I assume it the most stupid idea because my journey of life hasn’t ended yet, neither I achieved my goals. If you love reading books and want to read books Based on True Story then you are on the right page.
I need to be patient in order to write about my own life. But today, I am going to share with you 10+ Amazing Books Based on True Story You Should Read. Without further a duo, let’s begin!
10+ Amazing Books Based on True Story
1- Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Amy Stewart is an American Author best known for her books on horticulture and the natural world. She is also known for her book ‘Girl waits with Gun’ a historical novel based on the lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette. The ‘Girl waits with Gun’ is a novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.
The story begins with Constance Amelie Kopp, she doesn’t fit the mold and towers over most men. She has no interest in the marriage or domestic affairs and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago.
Constance Kopp is not an ordinary woman. When one day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on Kopp’s family farm. That’s when Kopp confronts her past and defend her family, the fact is she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.
2- The Good People by Hannah Kent
Hannah Kent is an Australian writer and author. Her second novel ‘The Good People’ a story of widow’s struggle to find a cure for her grandson who has been struck down by a mysterious inability to speak or walk.
A true story about an Ireland woman called Anne Roche was unable to take care of her grandson, Michael. She even tried to kill Michael Leathy. The Good People was translated into more than 10 languages. From the bestselling author of the multi-award-winning Burial Rites.
3- Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Julian Patrick Barnes is an English writer. A true story about two boys, George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur lives in shabby-genteel Edinburgh. They found themselves in a vast and complex world at the heart of the British Empire.
Years passed, one struggling with his identity in a world hostile to his ancestry, the other is busy creating the world’s most famous detective and eventually fall in love with a woman. Their fates become completely connected.
The writer of Arthur and George, Julian Barnes explores the grand tapestry of late-victorian Britain to create his most interesting and gripping novel yet.
4- Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton
From the New York Times, bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes an engrossing novel based on one of the most explosive and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century.
Beautiful Exiles is written by Meg Waite Clayton an American novelist. A True Story based on a legendary war reporter Martha Gellhorn, she fell in love with Ernest Hemingway while she was covering the Spanish Civil War in Madrid.
Together they conquer the world, have an adventurous journey and inspired Clayton to write this fictionalized account of their relationship.
5- The Man Who Walked Away by Maud Casey
Maud Casey is an American novelist, and professor of creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Man Who Walked Away is written by Maud Casey, loosely based on the case history of Albert Dadas. He was a psychiatric patient in the 19th century.
The book is a narrative for the pain Albert Dadas experienced, deeply describes the wanderings and the anguish that caused Albert to seek treatment with a doctor who would create a diagnosis for him. Sadly he spent decades searching for a cure.
6- Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Murder On The Orient Express, a true story based on an incident is written by Agatha Christie. She is well known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. Agatha Christie was an English writer. This is one of the books based on true story and I am sure you will love it.
The book covers a case of the 20-month-old, Charles Lindbergh heir, kidnapped and murdered brutally made international headlines. The case is still a hot debate two years later when Christie sheds light on this matter as an inspiration for Murder on The Orient Express.
7- Without A Country by Ayşe Kulin
Ayşe Kulin is a Turkish short-story writer, screenwriter, and novelist. A true story about a family that escaped the Nazis and made a home for themselves in Turkey. During World War II the Turkish government offered shelter to a number of Jewish academics, including Hungarian Professor Phillip Schwartz.
From the internationally bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul comes a novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as four generations of a family struggle to forge their destinies.
8- The Revenant by Micheal Punke
Micheal W. Punke is an American writer, novelist, professor. He is best known for writing The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. A true story based on the experience of Hugh Glass, the most respected man, an experienced frontiersman, and an expert tracker.
The novel that inspired the epic new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. When Hugh Glass was beaten by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his own companions. All alone left with no supplies, Glass survived and tracked down the men who had abandoned him.
9- A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park is an American with Korean descent author and she loves literature. A Long Walk To Water, based on a true story about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The novel is told in alternating sections.
The girl, Nya, in order to drink or use water she has to go to the pond that is two hours walk from her home, and she makes two trips to the pond every day.
The boy, Salva, is a survivor. He is one of the ‘lost boys’ of Sudan, a refugee in search of his family and a safe place to stay. After overcoming every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, his story goes on to intersect with Nya.
10- The Girls by Emma Cline
Emma Cline is an American writer, novelist originally from California. She is best known for her debut novel ‘The Girls’.
Evie Boyd, a thoughtful and lonely teenager sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dressing sense, their dangerous aura of abandon. She did not know that she is going to face unthinkable violence and horrible moment of her life after meeting Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl.
Evie spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life as her obsession with Suzanne raises. She did not realize what’s coming to her way of life that will leave her completely astonished.
11- Orphan Number Eight by Kim Van Alkemade
Orphan Number Eight by Kim Van Alkemade is a complete historical detail, rich in atmosphere and based on true events will definitely give you goosebumps while reading.
Kim tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.
12- Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Jesmyn Ward is an American novelist and an associate professor of English at Tulane University. She has received the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction for her second novel Salvage the Bones.
A cyclone is building over the Gulf of North American Country. Esch’s has three brothers, her father is a hard drinker and doesn’t care much about anything. As Esch and her brothers are stocking food but there isn’t much to save.
Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets, after all, she was fourteen and pregnant. The unforgettable family at the novel’s heart, motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce, pulls itself up to struggle for another day.
Salvage The Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory and real.
Conclusion: Books Based on True Story
This was the list of 10+ amazing books based on true story you should read. I hope you enjoyed it, do let me know in the comments below if I’m missing anything. That’s all for today, thank you so much for your time. Take Care!