We are adding the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011 to our “to do” list for next year. There won’t really be much more effort on our part since we will be reading many Regency-era books anyway, and we do like the notion of amalgamating all our reading for next year into multiple reading challenges. It may sound nuts, but it is the best way to keep us on track and connected with other book bloggers.
The fine ladies at Historical Tapestry are sponsoring the challenge and we are happy to give them a “shout out” for all of their organizational magic.
Alex’s – Le Canapé
Ana’s – Aneca’s World
Kailana’s – The Written World
Marg’s – Reading Adventures
Teddy’s – So Many Precious Books, So Little Time”
You can read the full Historical Fiction Reading Challenge details and jump on the bandwagon if you are planning to be reading Jane Austen sequels, prequels, retelling and Regency inspired novels next year. They dovetail quite neatly into this challenge.
We have committed to the full-on Severe Bookaholism: 20 books category. Yep. We know. You read it here first. Laurel Ann admits that she is a bookaholic. *burp*
Here is my tentative list of my 20 titles for the year:
- √ The Orchid Affair, by Lauren Willig
- √ There Must Be Murder, by Margaret C. Sullivan
- √ Twixt Two Equal Armies, by Gail McEwen and Tina Moncton
- √ The Prefect Bride for Mr. Darcy, by Mary Lydon Simonsen
- The Diary of Henry Tilney, by Amanda Grange
- √ Mr. Darcy’s Secret, by Jane Odiwe
- √ Wickham’s Diary, by Amanda Grange
- The Scandal of Lady Eleanor, by Regina Jeffers
- Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
- √ Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Man of the Cloth, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Wandering Eye, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Genius of the Place, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Stillroom Maid, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Prisoner of the Wool House, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and the Ghosts of Netley, by Stephanie Barron
- √ Jane and His Lordship’s Legacy, by Stephanie Barron
- Jane and the Barque of Frailty, by Stephanie Barron
- Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron, by Stephanie Barron
- Jane and the Canterbury Tale, by Stephanie Barron
We know that is 20, but we are being really thorough.
The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2011. So..go to it!
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