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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2009

Welcome back all you history buffs! The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is back for 2009 and this year it's bigger and better thanks to all of your wonderful suggestions. This challenge, previously hosted by Annie at Reading, Writing & Ranting will now by hosted here (Annie reviews under The Fussy Princess).


Many of you said you enjoyed the simplicity and flexibility of the last challenge but agreed it was probably too long. Some of you wanted a theme and others didn't. And most of you loved the Hotties of History Challenge Buttons :-)

So this is how it's going to work:


  • Read 3 historical fiction books in 3 months from 1st Jan 09 - 31st March 09.
  • Historical fiction will be counted as anything set or written prior to World War II. This will include classic novels, time travel novels or anything you feel fits the genre.

For an extra bit of fun, you can choose to participate in one of the following themes:

  • The Royal Twist - Read 3 based on or inspired by 3 different royals. Emporers, Queens, Kings whatever inspires you!
  • The Twilight Twist - Read a selection of 3 of the classic novels that inspired the Twilight Saga. There's Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte or A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare.

To join the challenge simply give your name to the comments section of this post.

This year, discussions will be held on a GoodReads Group. Anyone is more than welcome to join. Discussion promises to be varied and we can guarantee you'll end up with a few extra books on your TBR pile! Visit the group here.

There will also be giveaways associated with this challenge so keep your eyes pealed.

Now without further delay, we proudly present to you, the Hotties of History Challenge Buttons:



51 comments:

Marg said...

I'm in! I;ll have a post up in the next couple of days.

Dani said...

Annie Im in for sure last year was so much fun i have been looking forward to this years.

Amanda said...

I'm definitely in it this year again. I loved reading everyone's reviews. Thanks!

Becky said...

I'm in. Here's where I'll keep my list.

retroredux said...

I'm in! Here's my blog link:

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/historical-fiction-challenge.html

laura

Felicia J. said...

I am definitely taking this on! It will dove-tail nicely with a couple of my other goals: To participate in Carl's Sci-Fi Experience by reading some time-travel novels, and to read the January book of the month for the historical fiction group at Paperback Swap.

Margaret said...

Count me in! I'm looking forward to choosing which books to read. One will be an ARC of Helen Hollick's The Kingmaking, #1 in her Arthurian trilogy and due to be published by Sourcebooks at the beginning of March.

Anyone looking for ideas on what to read might like to check the lists at www.HistoricalNovels.info. It now has over 5000 listings!

Annie said...

Welcome (and welcome back!) everyone. Hope you all enjoy the challenge for 2009!

The Holistic Knitter said...

I'm in
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I am most definitely in!

http://passagestothepast.blogspot.com/2009/01/hf-reading-challenge.html

Smokey said...

Count me in!

Wesley Allison said...
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Wesley Allison said...

I'm in.

mjmbecky said...

I've yet to participate in a Reader's Challenge, as I'm usually way too busy, but I really would like to this time. We'll see if I actually can! Best of luck to myself here.

http://mjmbecky.blogspot.com/

yellojkt said...

I run a challenge called National Just Read More Novels Month where the goal is to read at least one novel in the month of January. Historical fiction would be a great way of doing this.

Alabama Book Worm said...

Please add me. Here is my post about joining the challenge.

dorolerium said...

I absolutely want to join! Thank you so much for inviting me :) I loved the challenge last year, am looking forward to this one!

Sheila said...

This would be my first challenge and I am so excited to be part of it. I will be posting the information on my blog very soon. Thanks for hosting it!

Zoealea said...

I'm in, I didn't do this last year, but I am totally looking forward to it this year.

Laina said...

This looks really fun, I'l totally in. :D

Neveen said...

Awwww sound so amazing, I would love to join the Challange...

Jenny said...

OK Hope I can handle one another one. Thanks.

samantha.1020 said...

Yes! I was looking for a challenge just like this! I'm in and my blog is http://samsbookblog.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I'm in!

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

Thanks for the e-mail. I was searching Project Gutenberg for books for my other challenges and I was hoping that you would be holding it the full year as I think I came across at least 15 books that will fit in nicely with your challenge. Judy

Pabast said...

I am in. I hope I can complete it this year. Here is my post.

http://readingmama.blogspot.com/2009/01/historical-fiction-challenge-2009.html

Stacy said...

I'd like to participate! Thanks for hosting! My list is here

Ms Alex said...

I'm in, now I have reading time with the new job!

Joyce DiPastena said...

I'm in, too! I'll be posting my three choices later this week on my blog at http://jdp-news.blogspot.com. (I've already listed my first selection on Goodreads.)

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Count me in! My post is here.

Meryl said...

Very fun--count me in!

http://www.mybitofearth.net

Grilsgood said...

I thought I had joined this one as well, but aqlas didnt' see my name. See is the keyword, since I dont' see too well. Count me in. Just lvoe those steamy historical novels. Lindy/CT

Valorie said...

It sounds great. I have mine here: http://morbid-romantic.net/book-challenges/historical-fiction-challenge-2009

Joyce DiPastena said...

Okay, I've got my three books picked out and posted at http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-reading-challenge_07.html.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I am in.

Kate said...

I'm in! I really enjoyed this last year - thanks for hosting again.

Blodeuedd said...

I am in, and I love those hotties ;)

Irish said...

Count me in on this one .... Love the site :)

Tiny Head said...

Count me in! My first post is here: http://tinyhead.blogspot.com/2009/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html

CoversGirl said...

I'm in at last! My list is up here.

Whitney said...

I'm in, thanks for hosting.

Ruthie said...

Count me in too :) My list is here

The Tome Traveller said...

I'm a bit late, but I'm in!

Carey

C.W. Gortner said...

I've joined. Link is posted on my blog:

http://historicalboys.blogspot.com/

Megha Pandey said...

Am in..I am not on blogger, but have joined the group on GoodReads

Becky said...

I've finished the challenge. My round up is here

Becky

Grilsgood said...

Here is what I reqd:

1. Small, Beqtrice A Dangerous Love
2. Brooks, Polly Schoyer Queen Eleanor
3. Malin, John Claude Monet
4. Dosier, Susan Civil War Cooking: The Union
5. Cornwell, Bernard Agincourt
6. Erickson, Carolly The Hidden Diary of Marie Antonette
7. Henley, Virginia The Marriage Prize
8. Wheeler, Leslie Murder at Plimoth Plantation

Tudor Daughter said...

I found this late. I just became a follower, great blog. I will still post what I have read since Jan 1, 2009~ All would go along with the Royal Twist

1. The Other Boleyn Girl
2. Boleyn Inheritance
3. Innocent Traitor
4. Secret Bride
5. To Hold the Crown
6. The King's Fool

dolleygurl said...

I just found this blog but I would love to be a part of this challenge, going the royalty route. Since January I have read:
The Constant Princess
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Boleyn Inheritance
The Queen's Fool
Rose Without A Thorn
And I am now reading Plain Jane

Jaime said...

Bummer, I am too late! LOL!

I just finished "The Lady Elizabeth", "Innocent Traitor", "Nefertiti" "Mary, Queen of Scottland and the Isles", "The Constant Princess", and "The Queen's Fool".

Next year!

I just started my newest book blog: booknerdextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Cilean said...

I am diffenately In!!!