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Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments Although I finished this challenge several years ago, I think that I will begin anew and keep going until I have my PhD.


message 2: by Wanda (last edited Jan 11, 2021 11:27AM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments B.A. in History

B.A.
1/1/2020-12/31/2020

General Requirements

History - Complete 3 tasks

• Read a HF book which takes place on an island.
The Marriage of Meggotta by Edith Pargeter by Edith Pargeter-1/10/2020-*****
The Marriage of Meggotta by Edith Pargeter

• Read a HF novel that was published in 2019
Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin-3/12/20-***** (WWII)
Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin


• Read a HF book where the main character is a member of a royal family
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell-2/26/20-*****(The character Aethelflaed is the daughter of Alfred of Wessex aka Alfred the Great)
The Burning Land (The Saxon Stories, #5) by Bernard Cornwell


Language, Arts and Athletics – Complete 3 tasks
• Read a book that has been translated to your primary language
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane-4/5/20-***** (Translated from German)
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

Read a book where the main character is an athlete, public speaker, or an artist-The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey-2/26/20-****
The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey

Read a book that has won something-Death Comes As Epiphany by Sharan Newman-3/9/20-*****
Death Comes As Epiphany (Catherine LeVendeur, #1) by Sharan Newman
Winner of the Macavity Award for the Best First Mystery Novel -1994


Literature - Complete 3 tasks
• Read an epistolary novel (series of letters/diary entries, etc)
Where Dragonflies Hover by AnneMarie Brear-4/21/20-****
Where Dragonflies Hover by AnneMarie Brear

• Read a book where the main character makes their living related to writing.
Dead and Doggone by Susan Conant-1/23/20-****
The Main Character earns her living by writing a column for a magazine.
Dead and Doggone (A Dog Lover's Mystery, #2) by Susan Conant

• Read a book with multiple narrators.
Philida by André Brink-4/3/20-****
Philida by André Brink


Science & Mathematics – Complete 3 tasks:
Read a book with a number in the title or subtitle (not related to the number in a series)
The Forty Thieves: Marjana’s Tale by Christy Lenzi-1/24/20-****The
The Forty Thieves Marjana’s Tale by Christy Lenzi The
• Read a book with an animal on the cover-The Kings in Winter by Cecelia Holland-2/7/20-****
The Kings in Winter by Cecelia Holland
• Read a non-fiction book related to a science or math topic
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner-3/7/20-*****
Beautiful Swimmers Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner


Social Sciences – Complete 3 tasks
• Read a biography of a 18th-century world leader (president, prime minister, royalty)
• Read a book where the main character works at a school.

Read a book about a relationship with people from different cultures-Island of Ghosts by Gillian Bradshaw-1/27/20-***** (The relationship of different cultures is reflected by the defeated Samratians and Romans in 2nd Century Britain.
Island of Ghosts by Gillian Bradshaw
• Read a book which features a religion different than your own.-The Water Thief by Ben Pastor-2/15/20-****(features both ancient Roman and Egyptian religions)The
The Water Thief (Aelius Spartianus, #1) by Ben Pastor
• Read a book with a genre of philosophy.

• Read a book featuring a criminal or civil trial
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent-4/16/20-*****
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


message 3: by Wanda (last edited May 12, 2021 11:07AM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments Majors:

History
-Read a non-fiction book about a historical event and/or place
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl-7/31/20-****
Kon-Tiki Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl
This is the account of the historical expedition of 6 men sailing on a balsa wood raft across the Pacific to prove that ancient natives from Peru were able to sail to the Polynesian islands.

Read a biography of a historical figure
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon-5/2/20-*****
Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon

Read 2 books fromThe Idiot’s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List - Historical Fiction

#1-The Beacon at Alexandria-Gillian Bradshaw-12/21/20-🥼🥼🥼🥼🥼
The Beacon at Alexandria by Gillian Bradshaw

#2-Beloved-Toni Morrison-5/12/21-💛💛💛💛💛
Beloved (Beloved Trilogy, #1) by Toni Morrison

Read a book that has been a group read for Historical Fictionistas. Group Reads
Daughters of Rome-Kate Quinn-12/30/20-*****
Daughters of Rome (The Empress of Rome, #2) by Kate Quinn

Read a book with strong historical basis but which features either 1) time travel, 2) alternate history or 3) historical fantasy
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden-1/14/2020-*****
Historical Fantasy
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden

Read a book that features a lost society or empire. (Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, Incas, Mayans)
Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis-1/6/2020-*****
Venus in Copper (Marcus Didius Falco, #3) by Lindsey Davis
#5 Read a historical fiction novel about an event historians disagree about (i.e the Princes in the Tower, the death of the Romanovs (Anastasia), etc.)
To the Tower Born: A Novel of the Lost Princes by Robin Maxwell-7/9/20-****
To the Tower Born A Novel of the Lost Princes by Robin Maxwell

#6 -Read a book from long list of nominees for a 2019 HWA Crown http://www.historiamag.com/hwa-crowns...
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper-Hallie Rubenhold-1/30/21-****
The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

#7--Read a book with dual timelines.
A Shape on the Air by Julia Ibbotson-2/16/20-****
A Shape on the Air by Julia Ibbotson

#8-Read a history book about your dream destination.
Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada-Susan Page Davis-2/5/21-*****
Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Susan Page Davis


message 4: by Irene (new)

Irene Kessler | 40 comments Good luck on the Ph.D.


message 5: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments Irene wrote: "Good luck on the Ph.D."

Thank You


message 6: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1165 comments Mod
Great job!


message 7: by Wanda (last edited May 12, 2021 11:09AM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments All tasks completed for BA in History on May 12, 2021.

I will now move on to the Masters


message 8: by Wanda (last edited Jan 17, 2022 11:29AM) (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments Masters in History-May 12,2021-?

Masters of Historical Fiction
Requirement - Read 15 books. Pick 1 category and read 3 books from that category Read 1 books from each additional category.


12/15

Categories:

Epic Historical Fiction
The Evening and the Morning-Ken Follett-8/27-🌉🌉🌉🌉🌉
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

Saga
Portrait in Sepia-Isabel Allende-6/27/21-📷📸📸📸📸
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende


Western Historical Fiction
Jubal Sackett-LouisL'Amour-2/20/21-🛶🛶🛶🛶🛶
Jubal Sackett (The Sacketts, #4) by Louis L'Amour

Historical Mysteries
1. Dead Man's Ransom-Ellis Peters-5/21/21-🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉
Dead Man's Ransom (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #9) by Ellis Peters
2. Her Royal Spyness-Rhys Bowen-7/9/21--♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) by Rhys Bowen
3. Messenger of Truth-Jacqueline Winspear-7/22-21-🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs, #4) by Jacqueline Winspear

Romantic Historical Fiction
Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana-Melanie Dobson-6/16-💜💜💜💜
Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana by Melanie Dobson

Historical Thriller
Black Arrow-I.J. Parker-8/5/21-🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯
Black Arrow (Sugawara Akitada, #3) by I.J. Parker

Literary Historical Fiction
Revolutionary Road-Richard Yates-6/14-🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Time-SlipA Breath of Snow and Ashes-Diana Gabaldon-8/12/21-♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon

Alternate History
An Easy Death-Charlaine Harris-8/17-21-💚💚💚💚💚
An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris

Biographical Fiction
To Defy a King-Elizabeth Chadwick-4/21/21-👑👑👑👑👑
To Defy a King (William Marshal, #5; Bigod, #2) by Elizabeth Chadwick

Military/Nautical Historical Fiction
The Empty Throne-Bernard Cornwell-5/26/21-👑👑👑👑👑
The Empty Throne (The Saxon Stories, #8) by Bernard Cornwell

Historical Fantasy
The Lost Apothecary-Sarah Penner-5/6-💊💊💊💊💊
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Historical Adventures
Alligator Gold-Janet Post-5/17-🤠🤠🤠🤠
Alligator Gold by Janet Post


Peggyzbooksnmusic | 623 comments Wanda wrote: "All tasks completed for BA in History on May 12, 2021.

I will now move on to the Masters"


Wanda; Congratulations on completing your History BA! And good luck with your Masters.


message 10: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments Peggyzbooksnmusic wrote: "Wanda wrote: "All tasks completed for BA in History on May 12, 2021.

I will now move on to the Masters"

Wanda; Congratulations on completing your History BA! And good luck with your Masters."



Thank You and this BA was more relaxing than the first one!


message 11: by Wanda (new)

Wanda (oma1229) | 278 comments I have finished the Masters of History. PHD is next.


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