Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Host: Amy @ Passages to the Past
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2019

  • Choose your level.
  • Read any sub-genre of historical fiction (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, etc.)
  • You don't need a blog to participate.
  • There will be a monthly link for reviews.

  1. 20th Century Reader - 2 books
  2. Victorian Reader - 5 books
  3. Renaissance Reader - 10 books
  4. Medieval - 15 books
  5. Ancient History - 25 books
  6. Prehistoric - 50+ books

My goal: "Victorian Reader" (5 books).

● See my original post about the challenge HERE
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
● See the pages for linking reviews: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC .
● See the page for linking wrap-ups and recaps HERE.

MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
  1. O Pioneers! Willa Cather (published 1913; set in late 19th/early 20th Centuries)
  2. Mrs. Everything. Jennifer Weiner (published 2019; set primarily in mid-20th Century)
  3. Lady in the Lake. Laura Lippman (published 2019; set in 1960s) 
  4. Sorry for the Dead (Josephine Tey #8). Nicola Upson (published 2019; set between WWI and 1950s)
  5. Old Baggage. Lissa Evans (published 2018/2019; set in 1920s)

POSSIBILITIES (some books I'd like to knock off my TBR pile):
  • Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood 
  • The Alienist. Caleb Carr 
  • The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt 
  • The Conjurer's Bird. Martin Davies 
  • The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga #1). Mary Stewart 
  • The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje 
  • Flora. Gail Godwin 
  • The Fountain Overflows. Rebecca West 
  • A Gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles 
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Susan Vreeland 
  • The Glass Room. Simon Mawer 
  • The House of the Spirits. Isabel Allende 
  • I Am Madam X. Gioia Diliberto 
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. Dominic Smith
  • Los Alamos. Joseph Kanon 
  • Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper. Harriet Scott Chessman 
  • A Mercy. Toni Morrison 
  • The Mists of Avalon. Marion Zimmer Bradley 
  • Number the Stars. Lois Lowry 
  • Remarkable Creatures. Tracy Chevalier 
  • Rules of Civility. Amor Towles 
  • The Secret Keeper. Kate Morton 
  • The Summer Before the War. Helen Simonson 
  • The Virgin in the Garden. A.S. Byatt 
  • When We Were Orphans. Kazuo Ishiguro 
  • Wide Sargasso Sea. Jean Rhys 
  • The Women in the Castle. Jessica Shattuck 

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