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
  37. All the Little Live Things--Wallace Stegner
  38. The Rum Diary--Hunter S. Thompson
  39. Ballet Shoes--Noel Streatfeild
  40. Little House in the Big Woods--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  41. Eight Cousins--Louisa May Alcott
  42. Stardust and Shadows--Janelle Taylor
  43. Dragon of the Red Dawn--Mary Pope Osborne
  44. Monday With a Mad Genius--Mary Pope Osborne
  45. Dark Day in the Deep Sea--Mary Pope Osborne
  46. Interpreter of Maladies--Jhumpa Lahiri
  47. Serena--Ron Rash
  48. Southern Discomfort--Rita Mae Brown
  49. Chanda's Secrets--Allan Stratton
  50. Little House on the Prairie--Laura Ingalls Wilder
  51. Beautiful Ruins--Jess Walter
  52. A Dead Liberty--Catherine Aird
  53. Pirates--Linda Lael Miller
  54. Lady Audley's Secret--Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  55. Agnes Grey--Anne Bronte
  56. The Fall of the House of Usher and Four Other Tales--Edgar Allan Poe
  57. The Importance of Being Earnest--Oscar Wilde
  58. The Moonstone--Wilkie Collins
  59. The Turn of the Screw--Henry James
  60. The Way to Paradise--Mario Vargas Llosa
  61. Blood Red, Snow White--Marcus Sedgwick
  62. North and South--Elizabeth Gaskell
  63. Heartless--Marissa Meyer
  64. The Scarlet Letter--Nathaniel Hawthorne
  65. Nicholas Nickelby--Charles Dickens
  66. The Nix--Nathan Hill
  67. Snow & Rose--Emily Winfield Martin
  68. The Apple Orchard--Susan Wiggs
  69. Caraval--Stephanie Garber
  70. Life Studies--Susan Vreeland
  71. One Second After--William R. Forstchen
  72. A Christmas Visitor--David Saperstein and George Samerjan
  73. The Birds' Christmas Carol--Kate Douglas Wiggin
Calling challenge completer on December 19


Cheryl said...

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

Davida Chazan (The Chocolate Lady) said...

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