I have decided to give myself a bit of a reading challenge in 2014 and read some historical fiction rather than my usual crime fiction.
That is not to say that crime fiction won’t be getting read too, along with other genres.
The reading challenge is being hosted by Historical Tapestry and I have signed up for 2014. You should see some reviews for historical fiction in 2014, along with my other reads.
I think I will start with The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing. I have created a page where you will be able to find the book posts after I have read each book. I have set myself the challenge of 25 historical fiction books this year.
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That sounds like an interesting challenge. I used to read Historical Fiction all the time, but read almost none in 2013.
Now that I have started the challenge I realise that I actually have been reading a fair bit of historical fiction without realising it. That doesn’t really make sense but I haven’t particularly thought about the genre as I was reading.
Some of my favourite books read in 2013 were historical crime fiction, such as Anne Perry’s Victorian novels. Is there any historical period in particular that appeals to you, or are you intending to read a broad range?
I haven’t really given much thought to a particular period but I like the idea of the 1930’s or back further to the Elizabethan era. I guess any period would suit me, at least until I try them. I may find an era that I really enjoy and then concentrate on that era. I will look up Anne Perry in the library and give one of her books a try.