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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 27, 2017 09:20AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
This maxi challenge is for those who want to explore the genre of Historical Fiction in more depth. It will run from January-June.

Historical Fiction for our purposes is defined as anything set in the past, in a time that the author did not directly experience.

You can choose to complete this challenge a few different ways:

- Focus on a single time-period
- Focus on a different time-period for each level (your choice)
- Read anything you want as long as it's historical


Level 1 - Ancient Ancestors (2 Books)
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Level 2 - Medieval Mayhem (4 Books)
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Level 3 - Days of Empire (7 Books)
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Level 4 - Wars of Old (10 Books)
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Level 5 - The Past is the Past (15 Books)
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message 2: by Cindy (last edited Jun 11, 2018 04:15PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 806 comments I'll see how far I get on this one

Level 1 - Ancient Ancestors (2 Books)
1. The Bear and the Nightingale
2. Highlander Most Wanted

Level 2 - Medieval Mayhem (4 Books)
3. Heart of Darkness
4. The Invisible Man

Level 3 - Days of Empire (7 Books)
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Level 4 - Wars of Old (10 Books)
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Level 5 - The Past is the Past (15 Books)
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message 3: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 24, 2018 09:51AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Glad to see you joining on this one Cindy! I'm in too - love this genre.

Level 1 - Ancient Ancestors (2 Books)
1. What Angels Fear - 19th C
2. One Corpse Too Many - 12th C

Level 2 - Medieval Mayhem (4 Books)
3. Lion Heart - 12th C
4. A Curious Beginning - 19th C

Level 3 - Days of Empire (7 Books)
5. Frederica - 19th C
6. Truly Yours - 19th C
7. The Moor - 20th C

Level 4 - Wars of Old (10 Books)
8. Shadows and Strongholds - 12th C
9. The Face of a Stranger - 19th C
10. Murder on Sisters' Row - 20th C

Level 5 - The Past is the Past (15 Books)
11. The Broken Girls - 20th C
12. A Useful Woman - 19th C
13. As the Crow Flies - 20th C
14. Murder at the Brightwell - 20th C
15. The Anatomist's Wife - 19th C

Completed
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1) by C.S. Harris One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #2) by Ellis Peters Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3) by A.C. Gaughen A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn Frederica by Georgette Heyer Truly Yours by Barbara Metzger The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) by Laurie R. King Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1) by Darcie Wilde As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1) by Ashley Weaver The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby Mystery, #1) by Anna Lee Huber


message 4: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Jun 17, 2018 11:25PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3811 comments Mod
I am in for this one and see how far I get.

Level 1- Ancient Ancestors

1. The Waverly Novels: The Betrothed by Walter Scott
2. The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

Level 2- Medieval Mayhem

3. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
4. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister

Level 3- Days of Empire

5. Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
6. The Talisman by Walter Scott
7. Brothers-in-Arms by Frederick Niven

Level 4- Wars of Old

8. Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare
9. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather


message 5: by Camille (new)

Camille (camillesbookishadventures) | 812 comments It's my favourite genre, I'm in!


message 6: by Kay (new)

Kay Smeal | 99 comments Ive just recently fallen in love with this genre!

Down With History 2018
Level 1- Ancient Ancestors
1. Angel on the Square
2. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea
Level 2- Medieval Mayhem
3. A Night Divided
4. The War Within These Walls
Level 3- Days of Empire
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns
6. The Hired Girl
7. Someone Knows my Name
Level 4- Wars of Old
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Level5- The Past is in the Past
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message 7: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Finished! Just squeezed in my last book.


message 8: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3811 comments Mod
Way to go, Allison!


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