Name: 2016 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosts: Passages to the Past
Starts: January 1, 2016
Ends: December 31, 2016
Eligible Books: YA and adult historical fiction books. Non-fiction included.
Levels: I am going to try for 15-25 books
Why I'm Interested:
Historical Bio: These are the weightier, meatier books that I want to make top priority. They go into detail about actual people and events and I'll learn the most from them. I've thrown in the non-fiction books onto this shelf, too. I've been toe-dipping into non-fiction, and I'd like to continue that toe-dip.
Historical Fantasy: These vary as far as actual historical learning goes. Some have a ton of historical detail, but most just use a historical setting. Some of my favorite books come from this shelf and I don't want to neglect them just because they're not heavy historical fiction.
Historical Lite: These are a lot like the books on my Historical Fantasy shelf, just without the fantasy elements. Usually they're mysteries or romances set with a historical backdrop of varying degrees of detail. They're often easy breezy, fun books and I want to make sure I read them as well.
I also went on a buying spree and brought home a whole bunch of historical fiction books that I don't want to leave unread for years. So, extra points if I read those.
4. Great Tales from English History, vol. 2 by Robert Lacey
3. Great Tales from English History, vol. 1 by Robert Lacey
2. Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr
1. The Conquering Family by Thomas B. Costain
Historical Bio (fiction):
7. The King's General by Daphne du Maurier
6. Henry VIII and His Six Wives by Maureen Peters
5. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
4. With All My Heart by Margaret Campbell Barnes
3. In the Shadow of the Crown by Jean Plaidy
2. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
1. The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2.Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
1. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
5. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
4. The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany
3. My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen
2. The Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford
1. The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford
1. The Vatican Princess by C. W. Gortner