I was so excited to find out that the 2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is on and now hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past.
I love historical fiction--easily my favorite genre and one that I have been reading all my life. In fact, for the longest time I thought all novels were historical fiction. I don't think I read a contemporary novel until I was in Junior High and was swept up in the Love Story craze.
Anyway, the rules are delightfully simple. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31 and there are six different levels to choose from:
In both 2014 and 2013, I made it to the Medieval level, and that's where I'm aiming again. Given my TBR shelf, it should be a piece of cake...and a yummy one at that!
What I've read so far:
- When Christ and His Saints Slept, by Sharon Kay Penman
- Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787, by Winston Graham
- Demelza, by Winston Graham
- Life After Life, by Kate Atchison
- Jane Austen's First Love, by Syrie James
- Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
- First Impressions, by Charlie Lovett
- My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
- The Agony and the Ecstasy, by Irving Stone
- Roma, by Steven Saylor
- The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields