It is a common statement and motion among students and some people that ‘history is boring’ – and to justify their statement they always have a lot of things to say such as, it is reading and reading about the past, it does not sound like a story, it is boring and most importantly it has a lot of dates that they have to remember to score in exams. Sometimes it is the kind of subjects the students and people prefer but it also depends on the way the book is presented and published. So, here is a list of books for those who think history is boring.

The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

Books for those Who Think History is Boring - The Daughter of Time
Books for those Who Think History is Boring – The Daughter of Time

Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard is intrigued by a portrayal of Richard III. Could such a responsive countenance belong to a monstrous criminal – a ruler who murdered his brother’s kids to protect his crown? Alan investigates who murdered the princes in the tower and explores the kind of human Richard III was.

Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Books for those Who Think History is Boring – Lies My Teacher Told Me

This book discloses the process of teaching history among American students hence, this book is very shocking and without a doubt informative. The writer is an eminent critic and a sociology professor by profession. He gathers 12 famous textbooks and after scrutinizing them he realizes that none of the textbooks are capable of making the subject memorable or interesting enough for the students. And the worse aspects of all those books are they are filled with misinformation, senseless optimism, and blind patriarchal content.

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

Books for those Who Think History is Boring - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Books for those Who Think History is Boring – A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson confronts that the most challenging thing for him is to comprehend and if a possible reply to the ancient and biggest questions that we have posed about ourselves and the universe. He recollects everything beginning from Big Bang and how we came from there, which was absolutely nothing to here being us. He engaged himself with remarkable mathematicians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and explored their laboratories and offices. This book is a record of Bryson’s quest which has it all, not only interesting facts involving science, but it also has humour and profound human knowledge.

The King Must Die – Mary Renault

The King Must Die
Books for those Who Think History is Boring – The King Must Die

According to mythology, Theseus was the killer of the Minotaur in Crete. But how Theseus was in real life is an unexplored question, but in this book, Renault has brilliantly presented the real-life Theseus to the readers. With the help of archaeological findings and modern scholarships, Renault’s Theseus is a lifelike figure, a ruler who is all about magnetism, whose strivings flow from potency and flaw – but also steered by relentless prediction. The story is all about the adventure, learning, and exploration from Troizen to Eleusis and from Athens to Crete. The sequel of this book continues with The Bull from the Sea.

The Pillow Book – Sei Shonagon

Books for those Who Think History is Boring - The Pillow Book
Books for those Who Think History is Boring – The Pillow Book

This book by Sei is an astonishing read of the comprehensive account of Japanese court life during the 11th century. It is captivated by witty observation, delicate impressions, and vigorous gossip. It features nature, conversation, religious and royal ceremonies, poetry, and a few other subjects presenting a close look at the experiences of the upper Heian class.

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