Thursday, December 19, 2013


It's time to wrap up the 2013 Historical Fiction Challenge. Thank you to Historical Tapestry for Hosting this challenge.

Historical Fiction is my favorite genre. Most of the books I read fall into this category in one way or another, so this was the easiest challenge for me to complete. I ended up with 36 books read and reviewed. Here is my list with links to reviews:

1. The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick
2. Trapeze by Simon Mawer
3. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
4. The Sign of the Weeping Virgin by Alana White
5. Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
6. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
7. Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
8. Z. A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
9. The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
10. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
11. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
12. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
13. A Little Folly by Jude Morgan
14. The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
15. Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck
16. The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee
17. House of Earth by Woodie Guthrie
18. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
19. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
20. The Golden Dice by Elisabeth Storrs
21. The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis
22. Passion by Jude Morgan
23. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
24. The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran
25. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
26. The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
27. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
28. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
29. Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber
30. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
31. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
32. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Dorothy M. Johnson
33. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
34. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
35. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
36. Longbourn by Jo Baker

There were so many winners in here that I can't pick a favorite, but I will call attention to #4. The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, #5. Gillespie and I, #20. The Golden Dice, #22. Passion and #23. Bitter Greens as being particularly memorable.

I'll be participating again next year. I might not get around to getting my sign up post up until after the holidays. Things are about to get very busy around here!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on a most impressive challenge completion! You read many of my favorite books--I loved Daughter of Time, and Venetia, and I'm currently reading Longbourn, which I am really enjoyed. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is on my 2014 wish list. I really enjoy Jude Morgan, but haven't heard of A Little Folly, though I loved Passion and am reading Charlotte and Emily in 2014.

    Happy New Year and Happy Reading.