Monday, January 10, 2011

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

I'm a sucker for historical fiction so I'm committing big to the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Historical Tapestry -- Severe Bookaholism: 20 books in 2011!

I welcome any and all recommendations!


Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende
A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner
India Black and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr
A Different Sky by Meira Chand
Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes
The Sergeant's Lady by Susanna Fraser
Wings by Karl Friedrich
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier
Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning
The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald
All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson
Detroit Electric Scheme by D.E. Johnson
Motor City Shakedown by D.E. Johnson
Small Wars by Sadie Jones
The Taker by Alma Katsu
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss
A Man of Parts by David Lodge
Heart of Deception: A Novel by M.L. Malcolm
Heart of Lies: A Novel by M.L. Malcolm
Eromenos by Melanie McDonald
Mr Bishop and the Actress by Janet Mullany
Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress 
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees
The Luminist by David Rocklin
The Blighted Troth by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
L.A. Noire edited by Jonathan Santlofer
Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith
Kiss Her Goodbye by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson
The Legacy by Katherine Webb
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth


  1. Welcome back, Audra! Your vacation sounds amazing! I just finished Penelope's Daughter--what beautiful writing! Enjoy!

  2. Can't wait to see what else you decide to read. I've not read any of the books on your list, so I look forward to your reviews to see if they need to be added to my own to be read pile!