A group of ‘historical fiction buffs and I have made a reading challenge for 2009. Each participant will read a book that fit into each of the categories below.
I’ve put my (tentative) book selection below the description if I’ve made one, but there’s a few that remain TBD. If anyone has any suggestions (baring in mind that I’m a historical fiction junkie and have read a lot of HF novels), leave a comment for me.
- Read a book of Historical Fiction that is written about a "new to you" time period, person, or location.(FINISHED – 28 Jan 2009)Daughter of the Sun - Barbara Wood
- Read a book of Historical Fiction set in your region.
City of God – Beverly Swerling
(FINISHED – 19 Jan 2009)
- Read a book of Historical Fiction that has been on your shelf for at least a year. If you don't have a year-old book, read one of the books you have had the longest.
TBD - most likely some Plaidy book that I’ve had forever.
- Read a book of Historical Fiction from a "new to you" author.
The Dark Lantern - Gerri Brightwell
(FINISHED 02 Mar 2009)
- Read a book of Historical Fiction with the word "murder" in the title.
Murder in Montparnasse - Kerry Greenwood
(FINISHED – 10 Jan 2009)
- Solve a crime! Read one Historical Mystery.
Mark of the Lion - Suzanne Arruda
(FINISHED – 26 Jan 2009)
- Be a patron of the arts! Read one book about a famous work of art, music, or the theatre.
With Violets - Elizabeth Robards
(FINISHED - 02 Mar 2009)
- Viva La Revolution! Read one Historical Fiction book about a revolution, set in the location of your choice.
The Kitchen Boy - Robert Alexander
(FINISHED - 16 Feb 2009)
- Off with her head! Read one book of Historical Fiction that has a headless lady on the cover.
To Hold the Crown – Jean Plaidy
(FINISHED – 03 Feb 2009)
- Feed your brain! Read one non-fiction history book. The topic is up to you.
TBD - am considering The Lost, but I've got some reservations about reading that thanks to a certain friend's review. If that fails, there's some non-fiction books about Anne Boleyn that I've not read yet.