Historical Fiction

On to the 2020 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 
hosted by Passages to the Past!
Once again, there are six categories:
20th Century Reader--2 books
Victorian Reader--5 books
Renaissance Reader--10 books
Medieval Reader--15 books
Ancient History--25 books
Prehistoric--50+ books
Books Read:
(1) The Son by Philipp Meyer
January 12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(2) * **The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
February 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20th Century Reader!!
(3) * **The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
February 15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(4) The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
March 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(5) Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers, illustrated by Michael Dooling
April 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Victorian Reader!!

(6) A Separate Peace by John Knowles
April 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(7) A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
April 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(8) *Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
April 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(9) *Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
April 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(10) * **The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
May 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Renaissance Reader!!

(11) *A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries #1) by Charles Finch
May 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(12)*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
May 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It's been awhile, but I plan to participate in the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by Passages to the Past!
There are six different categories:
Twentieth Century Reader--2 books
Victorian Reader--5 books
Renaissance Reader--10 books
Medieval Reader--15 books
Ancient History--25 books
Prehistoric--50 books
My reading time is still very limited due to my time need to work out to keep rehabilitating my knees after bilateral knee joint replacement.
However, I hope I can read and review at least 5 historical fiction books during 2019.
(Okay, honestly, I would love to be able to read and review 50!
But I am at least attempting to be realistic!)
Historical fiction is one of my absolute favorites!
Here is my initial posting.

Books read:
(1) The Shape of Water
(2) The Atomic Weight of Love  (20th Century Reader)
(3) Wait for Me, Jack
(4) The Night Circus
(5) The Truth According to Us  (Victorian Reader)
Whoo! Whoo! I read 5!
(6) One Crazy Summer
(7) Pachinko
(8) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

(9) Where the Crawdads Sing
(10) The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Renaissance Reader)
(11) A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hanberry 
(12) The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
(13) What Blooms from Dust by James Markert
(14) Beloved by Toni Morrison
(15) Wise Children by Angela Carter (Medieval Reader)
16) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
17) The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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!
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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