2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Posted December 27, 2013 by @Angelized_1st in 2014 HF Challenge, Books, Entertainment, HF Reading Challenge, Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

2014hf2This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, so this challenge seemed right up my alley. I’ve enjoyed participating, and so have decided to do it again for 2014. As of today, I have read 22 historical fiction novels and novellas for 2013, and so I will pledge to read 25 historical fiction books for 2014.

The 2014 Historical Fiction Challenge is just like this year’s but now there is a new category for those who read more than 50 books. Here are the details to next year’s 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!

As you can see from the highlighting above, I’m going to enter the Ancient History level for the challenge. This sticky post is where I will update my progress and will remain up all year-long. 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. If you are interested in any of the books I have read for this year’s challenge, you can check out my reviews here: 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. For those of you interested in checking out this challenge for yourself and possibly participating, it’s not too late as the challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2014.

  1. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin, 1983
  2. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, 2012
  3. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs, 2014
  4. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grisson, 2010
  5. A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon, 2012
  6. The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon, 2014
  7. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon, 2014
  8. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, 2012
  9. Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison, 1980
  10. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, 2009
  11. Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons, 2010
  12. The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, 2011
  13. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, 2012
  14. The Yard (The Murder Squad #1) by Alex Grecian, 2012
  15. Stardust by Neil Gaiman, 2006
  16. Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell #2) by Hilary Mantel, 2012
  17. The King’s Curse (The Cousins’ War #6) by Philippa Gregory, 2014

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