Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Historical Fiction Challenge

21/15 books

Challenge Basics:  

Name: 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Hosts: Passages to the Past
Starts: January 1, 2019
Ends: December 31, 2019
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 and Historical Non-Fiction: 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

8. Elizabeth the Great by Elizabeth Jenkins
7. 1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb
6. The King is Dead by Suzannah Lipscomb
5. The Borgias by Christopher Hibbert
4. Henry VIII by Robert Lacey
3. The Kings and Queens of England: A Tourist Guide by Jane Murray
2. The Medieval Anarchy by Kaye Jones
1. Rotten Rulers by Terry Deary

Historical Bio (fiction):

6. Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer
5. Marie Antoinette (Royal Diaries) by Kathryn Lasky
4. Hammer of the Scots by Jean Plaidy
3. The Kiss of the Concubine by Judith Arnopp
2. The Mozart Girl by Barbara Nickel
1. The King's Secret Matter by Jean Plaidy


7. The Orange Trees of Versailles by Annie Pietri
6. The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette by Bianca Turetskey
5. Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
4. The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
3. The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin
2. Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser
1. Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser

Historical Lite:

17. The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
16. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
15. Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan
14. Perfecting Fiona by Marion Chesney
13. Refining Felicity by Marion Chesney
12. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
11. The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye by Nancy Springer
10. The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
9. The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer
8. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
7. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
6. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
5. The Sacred River by Wendy Wallace
4. The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell
3. The Ghost Tree by Barbara Erskine
2. The Far Side of the World by Patrick O'Brian
1. Yvonne Goes to York by Marion Chesney



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