Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011

I know, I know, I promised no more challenges just last night, didn't I? *sigh* Well, when I read Laurel Ann's post about the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, I simply couldn't resist participating (isn't the graphic snazzy?). Hosted by the Historical Tapestry blog, here are the challenge details:

The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011

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,...)  
  • you can overlap this challenge with others kind of challenges 
During these following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:
  • Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
  • Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
  • Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
  • Daring & Curious: 5 books
  • Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books
The challenge will run from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.


Did you notice the aspect of this challenge that I'm most excited about? It can overlap with other challenges! Total & complete justification!!! Woo-hoo! :) That said, here's my list:
  1. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
  2. Jane and the Man of the Cloth
  3. Jane and the Wandering Eye
  4. Jane and the Genius of the Place
  5. Jane and the Stillroom Maid
  6. Jane and the Prisoner of the Wool House
  7. Jane and the Ghosts of Netley
  8. Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy
  9. Jane and the Barque of Frailty
  10. Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron
  11. Jane and the Canterbury Tale
  12. The Reluctant Widow
  13. Lady of Quality
  14. Faro's Daughter
  15. Cotillion
  16. False Colours
  17. Black Sheep
  18. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
  19. The Masque of the Black Tulip
  20. The Deception of the Emerald Ring
As you can see, I'm committing to the Severe Bookaholism level (20 books) and I'm overlapping this challenge with the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Challenge (titles 1-11 written by Stephanie Barron) and the Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge (titles 12-17 by Heyer) and adding the first three books in the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig (titles 18-20). I'd like to review the entire Pink Carnation series here on the blog in 2011, but I'm not going to go completely nuts and commit to that now. *wink* Wish me luck...I am going to need it! :)


Lori Benton said...

I might do this. Will decide by Jan 1. Thanks for the heads up.

Unknown said...

@Lori - Oh Lori, this challenge would be right up your alley! :) You're welcome for the heads up! Hope you are able to join in!

Svea Love said...

I am signed up for this challenge as well, and at the same level :) Will this be your first reading of the Pink Carnation series? I am also hoping to reread the series and post reviews of them this coming year. Have fun!

Unknown said...

@Svea - Oh, best of luck to you too! I have started the Pink series before but never gotten very far (nothing due to the books, all due to lack of focus/too much going on, etc.). I really want to change that.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I adore the button/icon :)

Unknown said...

@Juju - So does that mean you'll join in too? :)