Historical Fiction

2016 Reading Challenge
Host: Passages to the Past
As in 2015, Passages to the Past is graciously hosting 
the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge for 2016!
Here is my 2016 challenge posting.
I am upping my goal this year to "Ancient History" and 
hope to read at least 25 historical fiction books in 2016!
I am in the middle of reading the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear and am cohosting a Little House Read-Along with Bex of An Armchair by the Sea--
reading both of these series will provide at least 15 books!



Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield (August 2016)

Slaughterhouse Five or The Children's Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut (September  2016)

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (September 2016)

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley  (August 2016)

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty  (August 2016)

A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King  (August 2016)

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder  (July 2016)

Long Winter, The by Laura Ingalls Wilder  (June 2016)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain  (June 2016)

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder  (May 2016)

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King  (May 2016)

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (April 2016)

The Cay by Theodore Taylor (March 2016)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (March 2016)

My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer (March 2016)

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (March 2016) 

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 2016)

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story by Oliver La Farge (February 2016)

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (January 2016)


Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear (1-9-16 blog post to come)


An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear (1-5-16 blog post to come)
Oohh...this one was a bit creepier than the others have been, in my opinion! But not too much so. :)

Snow Treasure--Marie McSwigan (January 2016)
This probably counts as more fiction than historical, but a great kids read nonetheless!

Jam on the Vine, Part 1Part 2--LaShonda Katrice Barnett (January 2016)
One of the best books I've read, especially in the historical fiction genre!
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I began participating in the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge in 2014, which was then hosted by Historical Tapestry. I believe I will be able to read 10 historical fiction novels in 2015, but hope to reach a total of 15! 
I did reach my goal of Medieval Reader with 15 historical fiction reads for 2015!

Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, and Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs series #1-4)
All read December 2015! (Blog posts under construction)

 The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As you may know, this was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction!
I actually read it twice this year (for two different book club discussions) 
and absolutely adore it! 
A review will be posted, but this is one that is very difficult 
for me to distill down to one posting. :)

The Joy Luck Club (by Amy Tan) Read-Along
Currently behind! :)

Gone With the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell) Read-Along
Woefully behind! :)

The Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Total of 8 books

Finished reading the Al Capone series by Gennifer Choldenko. Loved it! 
Al Capone Does My Shirts A Newberry Honor book!
The last two installments in this trilogy were even better!
Total of 3 books

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

January 2014: It just so happens that our first 2014 Literary Wives novel, 
The Inquisitor's Wife by Jeanne Kalogridis
was historical fiction, so bonus! 
See my Literary Wives page for past LW reads and reviews.

The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Ahab's Wife or, the Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

A White Wind Blew by James Markert

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin




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