2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge



If there is a challenge that I am a sucker for, it has to be this one.  I didn't finish this one in 2013, at least I don't think I did (will have to count up the books that I did read for the challenge before I can say if it was a bust or not), but in any case I do enjoy this challenge.

The challenge is run by the wonderful ladies who run Historical Tapestry.   And this year is no exception, even though there was a little bit of doubt that they would not run it.  But in any case they are and I hope you can join me.  Here are their rules and guidelines for the challenge:

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,...)
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

You can tailor the challenge to suit you in whichever way you like! For example, last year I was only counting books by Australian authors for my own participation in the challenge just to make it a bit harder for myself. I also know of one participant who over the last couple of years has only read historical mysteries as it suits their own reading tastes!

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr Linky below or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet. If you don't have a blog you can just leave a comment for this post saying that you are joining.
The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2014.
We look forward to having you join us in reading and enjoying the best in historical fiction over the next year.


As for me,  I am going to aim for the Victorian reader (5 books), given that I have a lot of other books that I need to be reading this coming year.  I will be updating this page as I read various pieces of historical fiction.

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