Friday, January 9, 2015


For my third (and probably final) challenge, I'm signing up once again for the Historical Fiction Challenge. This year, the challenge has moved. It will be hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past. (Thanks for hosting, Amy!)

As I go along, I'll list the books I've read at the end of this post and link to my reviews.

The challenge will run in the same way as it has at Historical Tapestry over the last couple of years.

Here are the Reading Challenge 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 at Passages to the Past if you wish)
  • Add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (at PTTP) (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review)
  • Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, etc.)
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

The challenge runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31st 2015.

You can sign up with the linky here.

I'm going for the Ancient History level again this year. Last year I did go above 25, but 50 would be too optimistic.

If you enjoy historical fiction of any stripe, come join in the fun!

1. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
2. Meadowlands by Elizabeth Jeffrey
3. Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
4. City of God by Cecelia Holland
5. Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis
6. Madeleine's War by Peter Watson
7. An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
8. Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner
9. The Drinking Den by Emile Zola
10. The Dream Lover. A novel of George Sand by Elizabeth Berg
11. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
12. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
14. The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck
15. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
16. The Time in Between by Maria Duenas
17. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner
18. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
19. Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist
20. Love's Alchemy by Bryan Crockett
21. A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber
22. The Determined Heart. The Tale of Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein by Antoinette May
23. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
24. The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen
25. The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson
26. The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie
27. An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor
28. Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
29. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
30. The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
31. Twain's End by Lynn Cullen
32. Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd
33. A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
34. The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig
35. The Longest Night by Andria William
36. The Bostonians by Henry James
37. The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
38. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
39. Murder Most Malicious by Alyssa Maxwell
40. The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see what books you select for this challenge, Susan.

    Good luck!