Saturday, January 4, 2014



A new year means it's time for new reading challenges. First up, the 2014 Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by Historical Tapestry.

This is my favorite challenge since historical fiction is my favorite genre and I find this one the easiest to complete. Here are the instructions:

The challenge will run in the same way as it has over the last couple of years that H.T. has hosted the challenge. The only thing that has changed is that they have added an additional category for those hard core HF readers who want to challenge themselves to read more than 50 HF novels over the course of the next 12 months.

Here are the details:

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:

  • everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)
  • add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky they’ll be adding to their monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide them directly to your review)
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels: 

20th century reader - 2 books
Victorian reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books

Prehistoric - 50+ books

You can tailor the challenge to suit you in whichever way you like!

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr Linky at H.T. or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet. If you don't have a blog you can just leave a comment at H.T.'s post saying that you are joining.

The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2014.

We look forward to having you join us in reading and enjoying the best in historical fiction over the next year.

Don't forget to grab one of the buttons to add to your posts. Special thanks to Heather from Capricious Reader who created the buttons.
I'm going with the Ancient History level again this year. I read about 35 historical novels last year. I don't know if I can make it to 50, but I'll go as high as I can!

1. Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts
2. The Handfasted Wife by Carol McGrath
3. Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
4. Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
5. City of Women by David R. Gillham
6. An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan
7. I am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
8. Wake by Anna Hope
9. A Good American by Alex George
10. Sedition by Katherine Grant
11. The Iron King by Maurice Druon
12. A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
13. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
14. The Wharf of Chartrons by Jean-Paul Malaval
15. Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
16. Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen
17. The Swan-Daughter by Carol McGrath
18. A Tangled Web by Sandra Schwab
19. The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones
20. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
21. The Great Meadow by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
22. Trapped at the Altar by Jane Feather
23. Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd
24. Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
25. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
26. Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar
27. Howards End by E.M. Forster
28. Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
29. The Towers of Tuscany by Carol M. Cram
30. Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
31. First Impressions by Charlie Lovett
32. A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see they've added a category for those who read tons of historical fiction! I read 75 works of historical fiction last year so the top category last year (25 books) wasn't much of a challenge LOL. I'm not taking part this year but will definitely pay attention to your picks.

    Good luck!