2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Posted July 7, 2013 by @Angelized_1st in 2013 HF Challenge, Article, Books, Entertainment, HF Reading Challenge, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments


Every year I’m looking for ways to push myself to read more. Last year I set a goal to read 60 books with Goodreads 2012 Reading Challengeand ended up reading 63 books. This year I have set myself a goal of 70. I’m almost halfway there. Since a lot of my books last year tended to lean towards the supernatural (vampires, zombies, deranged robots, etc.), I’ve decided to broaden my horizons a bit more this year. That’s how I stumbled upon the 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge by Historical Tapestry.

Here are the details:

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 these 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

You can tailor the challenge to suit you in whichever way you like! The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2013.

As you can see from the highlighting above, I’m going to enter the Medieval level for the challenge. This sticky post is where I will update my progress. If you would like to see any of the reviews I’ll do for the books I read as a part of this challenge, just click the book title link below.

Medieval Level:

  1. Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell #1) – Hilary Mantel, 2009
  2. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) – Cassandra Clare, 2013
  3. The White Queen (The Cousins’ War #1) – Philippa Gregory, 2008
  4. The Red Queen (The Cousins’ War #2) – Philippa Gregory, 2010
  5. The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins’ War #3) – Philippa Gregory, 2011
  6. The Kingmaker’s Daughter (The Cousins’ War #4) – Philippa Gregory, 2012
  7. The Vampire Armand (The Vampire Chronicles #6) – Anne Rice, 1998
  8. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon Book Review
  9. Dragonfly in Amber: An Outlander Novel – Diana Gabaldon, 1994
  10. Book Review: Voyager – An Outlander Novel – Diana Gabaldon, 1997
  11. Book Review: Drums of Autumn – An Outlander Novel – Diana Gabaldon, 1997
  12. Book Review: The Fiery Cross – An Outlander Novel – Diana Gabaldon, 2001
  13. Book Review: A Breath of Snow and Ashes – An Outlander Novel – Diana Gabaldon, 2005
  14. Book Review: Lord John and the Private Matter – Diana Gabaldon, 2003
  15. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade – Diana Gabaldon, 2007
  16. Lord John and the Hand of Devils – Diana Gabaldon, 2003
  17. The Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey #3) – Diana Gabaldon, 2011
  18. The Custom of the Army (Lord John Grey #2.75) – Diana Gabaldon, 2010
  19. A Plague of Zombies – Diana Gabaldon, 2013
  20. An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) – Diana Gabaldon, 2009
  21. The White Princess (The Cousins’ War #5) – Philippa Gregory, 2013
  22. The Alienist – Caleb Carr, 2006

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