Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Another one I have been doing is up now.

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! If you don't have a blog you can post a link to your review if it's posted on Goodreads, Facebook, or Amazon, or 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 use the direct URL that will guide us directly to your review)
  • Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, 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 below 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 for this post saying that you are joining, and link to your Facebook, Goodreads or other social media page where you will be sharing your reviews.

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2019.

Here is what I am reading:

  1. Journey to Topaz--Yoshiki Uchida
  2. The Mysterious Affair at Styles--Agatha Christie
  3. The Diary of a Nobody--George Grossmith
  4. The Gangster We Are All Looking For--Le Thi Diem Thuy
  5. Not Without Laughter--Langston Hughes
  6. Red Earth and Pouring Rain--Vikram Chandra
  7. A Raisin in the Sun--Lorraine Hansberry
  8. White Houses--Amy Bloom
  9. Cat Running--Zilpha Neatly Snyder
  10. Stella By Starlight--Sharon M. Draper
  11. Cavalleria Rusticana and Other Stories--Giovanni Verga
  12. When You Reach Me--Rebecca Stead
  13. The Godfather--Mario Puzo
  14. Dead End in Norvelt--Jack Gantos
  15. Don Quixote--Miguel de Cervantes
  16. Burning Bright--John Steinbeck
  17. A Painted House--John Grisham
  18. The Heretic's Apprentice--Ellis Peters
  19. Between Shades of Gray--Ruta Sepetys
  20. Where the Crawdads Sing--Delia Owens
  21. And the Mountains Echoed--Khaled Hosseini
  22. Ulysses--James Joyce
  23. A Line in the Sand--Sherry Garland
  24. The Saturdays--Elizabeth Enright
  25. The Neighborhood--Mario Vargas Llosa
  26. The Carnival at Bray--Jessie Ann Foley
  27. The Inheritance of Loss--Kiran Desai
  28. A Cup of Tea--Amy Ephron
  29. Rachel--Vivian Schurfranz
  30. Extremely Loud & Incredible Close--Jonathan Safran Foer
  31. Blameless--Gail Carrier
  32. The Joy Luck Club--Amy Tan
  33. Rebel--Beverly Jenkins
  34. Jo's Boys--Louisa May Alcott
  35. On Tall Pine Lake--Dorothy Garlock
  36. Before We Were Yours--Lisa Wingate
  37. The Color of Lightning--Paulette Jiles
  38. Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo--Ntozake Shange
  39. Al Capone Shines My Shoes--Gennifer Choldenko
  40. The Night Watch--Sarah Waters
  41. The Temple Dancer--John Speed
  42. Keeper of the Light--Diane Chamberlain
  43. Our Town--Thornton Wilder
  44. The Tale of Genji--Murasaki Shikibu
  45. The Wayward Bus--John Steinbeck
  46. The Feast of the Goat--Mario Vargas Llosa
  47. Lies We Tell Ourselves--Robin Talley
  48. That Was Then, This is Now--S.E. Hinton
  49. Summer of '69--Elin Hilderbrand
  50. Daughter of the Pirate King--Tricia Levenseller 
  51. The Bone People--Keri Hulme
  52. Ruth--Elizabeth Gaskell
  53. Spoon River Anthology--Edgar Lee Masters
  54. A Corner of the Universe--Ann M. Martin
  55. Stalin's Ghost--Martin Cruz Smith
  56. Merci Suarez Changes Gears--Meg Medina
  57. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde--Robert Louis Stevenson
  58. The Borrowers--Mary Norton
  59. Miracle's Boys--Jacqueline Woodson
  60. Malinche--Laura Esquivel
  61. Time's Arrow--Martin Amis
  62. Salvage the Bones--Jesmyn Ward
  63. Unaccustomed Earth--Jhumpa Lahiri
  64. The Wind in the Willows--Kenneth Grahame
  65. Play It As It Lays--Joan Didion
  66. The Magic Barrel--Bernard Malamud
  67. A Death in Vienna--Daniel Silva
  68. Fruit of the Drunken Tree--Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  69. Eve of the Emperor Penguin--Mary Pope Osborne
  70. City of Girls--Elizabeth Gilbert
Challenge completed on December 17

1 comment:

Sandra Cox said...

Historical readers will love this.