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January 11, 2012 / Tracey

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012

I’ve just signed up for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2012, being hosted over at the Historical Tapestry blog.

There are several levels in the challenge for readers to choose from: 

  • Out of my comfort zone = 2 books
  • Daring and curious = 5 books
  • Struggling the addiction = 10 books
  • Undoubtedly obsessed = 15 books
  • Severe bookaholism = 20 books

I’ve decided to choose ‘Struggling the addiction’ and challenge myself to read 10 historical fiction books in 2012.  I’m hoping this shouldn’t be too hard given this is my favourite genre and I’ve already got a few in my TBR pile ready and waiting to go!

Reading comments from others signing up for the challenge, I know I’m going to enjoy reading their reviews and sharing in the challenge throughout the year.  It’s almost like being a member of an historical fiction book club!

So, if you’d like to join in, all you need to do is decide how many books you want to read, register at the Historical Tapestry blog, and post your review when you’ve completed each one.  You don’t need to have a blog to participate, so join me in the fun and happy reading in 2012!  (I’ll keep updating the list below throughout the year).

That’s my four bucks!

1. The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
2. The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
3. The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
4. The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
5. The Red Queen | Philippa Gregory
6. The Car Thief | Theodore Weesner



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  1. TBM / Jan 12 2012 9:29 am

    Sounds fun! Can't wait to read your reviews. Enjoy!

  2. Anonymous / Jan 12 2012 12:07 pm

    Youre so right. Im there with you. Your blog is unquestionably worth a read if anyone comes throughout it. Im lucky I did because now Ive obtained a whole new view of this. I didnt realise that this issue was so important and so universal. You undoubtedly put it in perspective for me.

  3. Selwyn / Jan 13 2012 12:13 am

    If I had the time I'd certainly use it as an excuse to reread The Book Thief (Mark Zusak) and A Town Like Alice (Neville Shute). Have fun!

  4. Tracey / Jan 13 2012 5:05 am

    Thanks TBM, will do. I enjoyed The Book Thief too Selwyn, but haven't read A Town Like Alice, remember watching the TV mini series though.

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