Saturday, July 28, 2012

Historical Fiction Challenge

I think I must have seen this challenge earlier, and at the time was too disciplined to jump into another challenge. But now my discipline is disappearing... and I have enjoyed a lot of historical mysteries this year. In fact, I am currently reading one... Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky.

The challenge is the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012 and it is sponsored by Historical Tapestry ... a very interesting site.

The rules are...
  • everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
  • The challenge will run from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012.  
  • Choose one of the different reading levels:
Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
Daring & Curious: 5 books
Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books
Go here to review the rules in more detail.

I think I will go with the easy choice: Daring & Curious -- 5 books. I basically only have 5 months left. I am pretty sure I can meet that goal and getting up to 10 books may be unrealistic, keeping in mind the other challenges I am committed to.

These are some historical novels that I would like to read before the end of the year:

The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
The Alienist by Caleb Carr 
An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart Kaminsky

Books read and reviewed for this challenge:
Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky
A Lily of the Field by John Lawton
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
The One from the Other by Philip Kerr
A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson

1 comment:

Peggy Ann said...

Sounds really interesting, Tracy! I am tempted! Must look at my bookshelves first!