Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

44/15 books

Challenge Basics:  

Name: 2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosts: Passages to the Past
Starts: January 1, 2018
Ends: December 31, 2018
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.

Books Completed:

Historical Non-Fiction

5. The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway
4. The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece by Jonathan Stokes
3. Notorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll
2. Queens of England by Norah Lofts
1. The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome by Jonathan Stokes

Historical Bio (fiction):

13. The Royal Griffin by Juliet Dymoke
12. Death of a King by P. C. Doherty
11. Isabella by Colin Falconer
10. The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
9. When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
8. Queen Defiant by Anne O'Brien
7. Her Highness the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham
6. The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
5. Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland
4. The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy
3. Penmarric by Susan Howatch
2. Epitaph for Three Women by Jean Plaidy
1. My Name is Victoria by Lucy Worsley

Historical Fantasy:


Historical Lite:

26. Deborah Goes to Dover by Marion Chesney
25. Penelope Goes to Portsmouth by Marion Chesney
24. A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
23. A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
22. Belinda Goes to Bath by Marion Chesney
21. Emily Goes to Exeter by Marion Chesney
20. Frederica in Fashion by Marion Chesney
19. Diana the Huntress by Marion Chesney
18. Daphne by Marion Chesney
17. Dierdre and Desire by Marion Chesney
16. The Taming of Annabelle by Marion Chesney
15. Minerva by Marion Chesney
14. Back in Society by Marion Chesney
13. Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue by Marion Chesney
12. Sir Philip's Folly by Marion Chesney
11. Mrs Budley Falls from Grace by Marion Chesney
10. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime by Marion Chesney
9. Lady Fortescue Steps Out by Marion Chesney
8. Camille's Story, 1910 by Adele Whitby
7. Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
6. Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
5. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
4. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
3. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
2. The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
1.The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley


1.The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution by Jonathan Stokes

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