Friday, December 30, 2011

Historical Fiction Challenge 2012

Last year, my most successful reading challenge was Historical Tapestry's Historical Fiction reading challenge. My goal was 20 books and I read 44 books. Go me! This year, I plan to do the same.


Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun
Ellis Avery, The Last Nude
Anne Clinard Barnhill, At the Mercy of the Queen
April Bernard, Miss Fuller
Nancy Bilyeau, The Crown
Jesse Blackadder, The Raven's Heart
Christine Blevins, The Turning of Anne Merrick 
Michael Boccacino, Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling
D.L. Bogdan, The Sumerton Women
DeAnna Cameron, Dancing at the Chance
Clare Clark, Beautiful Lies
Angela Davis-Gardner, Butterfly’s Child
Jill Dawson, Lucky Bunny
Debra Dean, The Mirrored World
Tan Twang Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
Jennie Fields, The Age of Desire
Nicole Galland, I, Iago
Francine du Plessix Gray, The Queen’s Lover
Jennifer Haigh, Baker Towers 
Karen Harper, Mistress of Mourning
Jane Harris, Gillespie and I
Kathryn Harrison, Enchantments
Rashad Harrison, Our Man in the Dark
Victoria Hislop, The Thread
Bruce Holbert, Lonesome Animals
D. B. Jackson, Thieftaker
Sarah Jio, Blackberry Winter
David John, Flight From Berlin 
Suzanne Joinson, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar
Sadie Jones, The Uninvited Guests
Sheila Kohler, The Bay of Foxes
Giles Kristian, Blood Eye (Raven, Book 1)
Janice Law, Fires of London
David LeRoy, The Siren of Paris
Lois Leveen, The Secrets of Mary Bowser
Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy
Elizabeth Loupas, The Flower Reader
Susan Elia MacNeal, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary
Susan Elia MacNeal, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy
Anouk Markovits, I Am Forbidden
Robin Maxwell, Jane
Sarah McCoy, The Baker’s Daughter
Ami McKay, The Virgin Cure 
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
Donna Russo Morin, The King's Agent
Timothy L. O'Brien, The Lincoln Conspiracy
Maryanne O'Hara, Cascade
Matthew Pearl, The Technologists 
Sophie Perinot, The Sister Queens
Rachael Pruitt, The Dragon's Harp
Lev Raphael, Rosedale the Vampyre
Julie K. Rose, Oleanna
M.J. Rose, The Book of Lost Fragrances
Mary Sharratt, Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
Deborah Swift, The Gilded Lily
V.E. Ulett, Captain Blackwell’s Prize
K. Hollan Van Zandt, Written In the Ashes
Katherine Webb, The Unseen
Steve Wiegenstein, Slant of Light
Lauren Willig, The Garden Intrigue
Jacqueline Winspear, The Mapping of Love and Death
Mingmei Yip, Skeleton Women
Louisa Young, My Dear I Wanted To Tell You


  1. I've joined the Historical Challenge again this year - don't know what I will read as I am totally dependent on what I find but I think your Jennifer Haigh book is going to be one of my reads as well.

  2. I'm participating in this challenge again, too!

    Can't wait to see what books you read for it.