Challenges and Projects

On this page I will be keeping track of my progress in any 2017 reading challenges and events I decide to participate in. For details of challenges completed in the years 2009-2016 see my Completed Challenges page.

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2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted at: Passages to the Past
My sign-up post

The aim: To read 50+ historical fiction novels in 2017 between 1st January and 31st December.

Books read for the challenge:

1. The Red Sphinx by Alexandre Dumas
2. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
3. His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
4. First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson
5. The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn
6. The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
7. The Merry Mistress by Philip Lindsay
8. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
9. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
10. The Good People by Hannah Kent
11. Fatal Rivalry by Mercedes Rochelle
12. The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown
13. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
14. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
15. The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
16. The Muse by Jessie Burton
17. Under the Hog by Patrick Carleton
18. Wintercombe by Pamela Belle
19. Herald of Joy by Pamela Belle
20. The Coroner’s Daughter by Andrew Hughes
21. The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans
22. The Hurlyburly’s Husband by Jean Teulé
23. The King’s Favourite by Marjorie Bowen
24. To Sleep No More by Deryn Lake
25. Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian
26. Towers in the Mist by Elizabeth Goudge
27. The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull
28. Circle of Pearls by Rosalind Laker
29. Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt
30. The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
31. The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien
32. The Valentine House by Emma Henderson
33. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
34. The Empress of Hearts by E. Barrington
35. The Vatican Princess by CW Gortner
36. House of Names by Colm Tóibín
37. Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull
38. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
39. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
40. Prague Nights by Benjamin Black

1 thought on “Challenges and Projects”

  1. I adore your blog and have contemplated putting my closed sign permanently on my wordpress.org site and just reading. I’m reading Nom de Plume currently (Carmela Ciuraru) and it is no slouch at all. Very in-depth look at the lives of each author and the reasons never thought of for our craft that we should consider, even as writers, but do not. I have a whole library of books and am too busy to update my Goodreads account; otherwise, I would display it on my page. I like how you have laid this page out, dear and am going to follow your blog. (I’m on WordPress.com as well only spend my time tinkering with code over at org 😉 sigh…) Lovely job. I would sign up for the challenge, but the list of books that I must review is frightfully long and are all in the present time. ;( Best! Lee

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