Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Once again I will be doing this challenge.  I will try to get between 25 and 50 books, or more. Sign up here.

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 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 (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

Here is what I am reading:
  1. City of Women--David R. Gilliam
  2. One Thousand White Women--Jim Fergus
  3. Lady Susan--Jane Austen
  4. Black Beauty--Anna Sewell
  5. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  6. Quicksand--Nella Larsen
  7. Angle of Repose--Wallace Stegner
  8. The Language of Flowers--Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  9. The Blacker the Berry--Wallace Thurman
  10. The Big Rock Candy Mountain--Wallace Stegner
  11. Slaughterhouse Five--Kurt Vonnegut
  12. The Goose Girl--Shannon Hale
  13. Big Bob--Georges Simenon
  14. Lost Horizon--James Hilton
  15. Martin Chuzzlewit--Charles Dickens
  16. The Chocolate War--Robert Cormier
  17. Wives and Daughters--Elizabeth Gaskell
  18. The Light Between Oceans--M.L. Stedman
  19. Out of the Dust--Karen Hesse
  20. Soulless--Gail Carrier
  21. The Hound of the Baskervilles--Arthur Conan Doyle
  22. If You Come Softly--Jacqueline Woodson
  23. Girl in Hyacinth Blue--Susan Vreeland
  24. La Cucina--Lily Prior
  25. No Promises in the Wind--Irene Hunt
  26. Orphan Train--Christina Baker Kline
  27. Night of the Ninth Dragon--Mary Pope Osborne
  28. The Spectator Bird--Wallace Stegner
  29. The Girls--Emma Cline
  30. Britt-Marie Was Here--Fredrik Backman
  31. The House--Danielle Steel
  32. Lisette's List--Susan Vreeland
  33. Crossing to Safety--Wallace Stegner
  34. A Study in Scarlet--Arthur Conan Doyle
  35. Crime and Punishment--Fyodor Dostoevsky
  36. Candide--Voltaire


  1. Good luck with this challenge. I'm joining too.

  2. I just joined as well. I'll probably be between Victorian and Renaissance.