Friday, January 1, 2016

CHALLENGES: The Historical Fiction Challenge 2016

My favorite challenge is the historical fiction challenge, now hosted at Passages to the Past.

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 back 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 added each month at Passages to the Past (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide readers 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

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr. Linky at Passages to the Past or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet.

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2016.

I'll be joining at the Ancient History level (25 books) but unofficially seeing if I can reach 50.

Here are the books I've read with links to reviews:

1. Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
2. The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
3. The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
4. Georgia by Dawn Tripp
5. The Lion and the Cross by Joan Lesley Hamilton
6. The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia by C.W. Gortner
7. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
8. The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
9. Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham
10. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
11. Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom
12. Remember the Ladies by Gina L. Mulligan
13. A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan
14. The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins by Antonia Hodgson
15. Call to Juno by Elisabeth Storrs
16. The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
17. Daughter of Australia by Harmony Verna
18. Mr. Eternity by Aaron Their
19. The Spy of Venice by Benet Bandreth
20. Marlene by C.W. Gortner
21. Penhallow by Georgette Heyer
22. Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax
23. The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
24. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
25. A Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber
26. An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards
27. The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders
28. Buddenbrooks. The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann
29. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
30. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
31. Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
32. Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
33. The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
34. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
35. Someone to Love by Mary Balogh
36. As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber
37. Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd
38. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
39. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
40. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
41. Deadly Election by Lindsey Davis

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