Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Historical Fiction Challenge



20/15 books

Challenge Basics:  

Name: 2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosts: Passages to the Past
Starts: January 1, 2017
Ends: December 31, 2017
Eligible Books: YA and adult historical fiction books. Non-fiction included.
Levels: I am going to try for 15 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.


Books Completed:

Historical Non-Fiction

3.
2. Tudor by Leanda de Lisle
1. The Tudor Tutor by Barb Alexander

Historical Bio (fiction):

9.
8. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch
7. Kristina by Carolyn Meyer
6. The Lost King by Alison Prince
5. Catherine of Aragon by Alison Prince
4. Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
3. The Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
2. The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
1. The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry

Historical Fantasy:

3.
2. The Time Traveling Fashionista: On Board the Titanic by Bianca Turetsky
1. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Historical Lite:

9. The Visitors by Sally Beauman
8. Treason's Harbor by Patrick O'Brian
7. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
6. The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian
5. A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
3. The Surgeon's Mate by Patrick O'Brian
2. The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian
1. Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian


DNF:

1.

1 comment:

  1. I love this challenge - I'm glad you're taking part too! Good luck with it. I'll look forward to seeing what you choose to read. :)

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