I read a lot of historical fiction. I don’t know how it works that way and I don’t even really seek out the genre purposefully but I guess my interest in other countries combined with my love of history makes it only a given that I should try and complete the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge at the Highest Possible level of Obsessed and will read 20 books. I suspect that this might not be that much of a challenge at all. This challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through the end of the year.
1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.
–Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.
2. There are four levels:
— Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.
— Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.
— Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.
— Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.
3. Any book format counts.
4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge
Here are a few of the books that I plan on reading so far:
- Black Hills, by Dan Simmons (THIB!)
- Etta, by Gerald Kolpan
- Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
- Royal Blood, by Rona Sharon
- The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Douglas’s Women, by Jewel Parker Rhodes
- The Secret River, by Kate Grenville
- The Piano Teacher, by Janice K. Lee
- The Queen’s Soprano, by Carol Dines
- The Winter Queen, Jane Stevenson
- Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
- The Wind Done Gone, Alice Randall
- The Sand Reckoner, by Gillian Bradshaw