Historical Fiction Challenge 2014

This year I decided to give a reading challenge another try.  I did try the A-Z Challenge two years ago but didn’t quite finish it.  This challenge is open ended so hopefully I will manage to reach the required number of books and perhaps even get beyond that.  My crime fiction will still be read but perhaps with a historical setting.  The challenge is being hosted by Historical Tapestry and you can find all the details there.


The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing

Death in the Devil’s Acre by Anne Perry

The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Brave Enemies by Robert Morgan

Ratcatcher by James McGee

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

Eye of the Raven by Eliot Pattison

Wing of Night by Brenda Walker

The Streetsweeper by Eliot Pearlman

The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

Lottie by Reg Egan

The Maid by Kimberly Cutter

The Tudor Wife by Emily Purdy

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Seamstress by Maria Duenas

Omamori by Richard McGill

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill

Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by Sulari Gentill

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill

The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme Evans

Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory

3 Comments Add yours

  1. What’s the required number? You’re already reviewed 16 and we’re not even halfway through the year.

    1. suth2 says:

      Sorry for my late response Lorna. There are several levels in the Challenge and I am aiming for Prehistoric.
      20th century reader – 2 books
      Victorian reader – 5 books
      Renaissance Reader – 10 books
      Medieval – 15 books
      Ancient History – 25 books

      Prehistoric – 50+ books

      1. That’s quite a lot but I think you’ll do it no problem.

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