Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Tournament of Reading Challenge 2010

This challenge is designed to get us all reading a little more medieval literature in 2010.  The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2010, and will be hosted by Medieval Bookworm.  Challenge genres include history, medieval literature, and historical fiction.  Medieval, for simplicity of definition, will be from 500-1500, and literature from all over the world is welcome, not just western Europe.  There are 3 levels:
  • Peasant – Read 3 medieval books of any kind.
  • Lord – Read 6 medieval books, at least one of each kind.
  • King – Read 9 medieval books, at least two of each kind.
You’re not required to make a list or stick to one, but it would be fun if you did!

My Goal: Level Peasant

My Progress so Far: (click on the title to read my review)
  1. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
  2. The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
  3. Within the Hollow Crown by Margaret Campbell Barnes
  4. The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
  5. The Brothers of Gwynedd by Edith Pargeter


AshleeRae said...

Do you, by any chance, have any suggestions for Medieval books? Susan Carroll's books are wonderful but they're set in the mid to late 1500's so I don't know if they count, haha. Just wondering!

Svea Love said...

Ashlee Rae- Yes, a few are:
-Katherine by Anya Seton
-A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
-Maid Marian by Elsa Watson
-Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosalind Miles

there are many more...if you go to Barnes & Noble's web site. You can search under fiction and set the time period you wish to find :)

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Such a fun challenge! I found your blog on the Saturday Network, and I have to say that I love it! Anybody who loves anything historical (particularly Darcy) is my hero :)

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Hrmmm I would certainly fail at this challenge. I wish I read more of this type of book

Joanne said...

Hi, Muse -- Thank you for bringing this challenge to my attention! I am currently reading The Greatest Knight by E. Chadwick, and I have at least 3 Sharon Kay Penman books in my pile, so I might as well get "credit" for reading them! I'll get my post up soon.

Have a great weekend!

AshleeRae said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I've never commented on here but I LOVE your blog! The layout, the posts... all of it :)
And I really like all of these challenges too.
Keep it up!

Jenny Girl said...

This is an interesting challenge. I have too many at the moment so I'll join vicariously through you. Good luck!