Monday, December 27, 2010

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011

The delightful ladies over at Historical Tapestry will be hosting this years Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. Here is what the challenge will entail: 

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:

  • everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)

  •  add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review)

  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
  • you can overlap this challenge with others kind of challenges
  • During these following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:
  1. Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
  2. Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
  3. Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
  4. Daring & Curious: 5 books
  5. Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books

The challenge will run from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011. 
I will be updating my status here on this post. You can easily find it via the "Challenges" page tab at the top of this blog, or by clicking the Challenge Picture on the left hand side of this blog.

My Goal: Severe Bookaholism 20 Books
My Progress:

  1. Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
  2. The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift
  3. India Black by Carol K. Carr
  4. The Gentleman Poet by Kathryn Johnson
  5. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
  6. The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham
  7. The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner
  8. Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
  9. Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower
  10. The Raven Queen by Jukes Watson
  11. Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth
  12. Elizabeth I by Margaret George
  13. Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain by Margaret Irwin
  14. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner
  15. Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith
  16. Mary of Carisbrooke by Margret Campbell Barnes
  17. Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
  18. The Queen's Gamble by Barbra Kyle
  19. Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase
  20. The Women of the Cousins' War by Phillipa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones
  21. Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray



Gia Cooper said...

Sounds fun!

Marg said...

Welcome to the challenge! Hope you enjoy your books!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your selections. I'm hoping to get some great recommendations through this challenge :-)

Devon said...

This one I can do...I will be posting my books before the 1st..

Svea Love said...

Marg: Thank you for hosting!

Avid Reader: I hope I can help you choose some delightful books!

devonaz: I will keep and eye out for your reviews! Good luck & have fun :)