Wednesday 31 December 2014

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014 Wrap Up Post

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2014 Wrap Up Post

Discovered this challenge partway through the year and couldn't resist.

Here are the details.
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels: 
20th century reader - 2 books
Victorian reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books
Prehistoric - 50+ books

I chose Ancient History for my level. Here is my signup page. And I succeeded in this challenge.

My Books:
1. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood (1900s and 1960) Finished January 3
2. Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel. (1940s) Finished January 5 
3. A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex. (1940s) Finished January 17
4. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley. (1951) Finished January 28
5. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. (Part in 1920s) Finished January 30
6. Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson. Finished February 2
7. Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno. Finished February 3 (1939-40)
8. Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass. Finished February 9 (1947)
9. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. Finished March 4 (1870s and 1880s)
10. The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton. Finished March 25 (1940s)
11. The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit. Finished March 26 (1940s)
12. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole. Finished March 31 (1910s and 1940)
13. The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory. Finished March 31 (Tudor England)
14. The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini. Finished April 1 (1860s)
15. A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz. Finished April 14 (1903)
16. An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James. Finished April 24 (1924)
17. The Blue Fox by Sjon. Finished May 9 (1883)
18. Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman. Finished May 9 (1878-1882)
19. The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild. Finished May 15 (1925)
20. The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel. Finished May 18 (World War II)
21. Tyringham Park by Rosemary McLoughlin. Finished May 19 (World War I through World War II)
22. Death on the Ladies Mile by Diana Haviland. Finished May 24 (1882)
23. When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell. Finished May 31 (1943)
24. Saigon by Anthony Grey. Finished June 8 (1925-1975)
25. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Finished July 9 (1803-1838)
26. Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James. Finished 14 (1919)
27. The Web and the Wing by Teresa Raftery. Finished July 26 (1918-1930)
28. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd. Finished August 10 (1769 and 1812)
29. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Finished August 20 (Colonial Africa in Victorian age)
30. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. Finished August 29 (1920s)
31. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Finished October 31 (12th century)

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