Monday, December 17, 2012

2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is the only challenge I ever really succeed at, and so, obviously, I had to sign up for 2013! I'm aiming for Ancient History - 25+ novels. (In 2012, I read almost 60 historical novels!)


Susan Wittig Albert, A Wilder Rose
Mary Balogh, The Arrangement
Maya Banks, Highlander Most Wanted
Anna Belfrage, Like Chaff in the Wind
Anna Belfrage, A Rip in the Veil
Melanie Benjamin, The Aviator's Wife
Maryka Biaggio, Parlor Games
Nancy Bilyeau, The Chalice 
D.L. Bogdan, The Forgotten Queen
Kit Brennan, Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards
Sandra Byrd, Roses Have Thorns
Nike Campbell-Fatoki, Thread of Gold Beads
Carol K. Carr, India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
Carol K. Carr, India Black and the Rajah's Ruby
Stephanie Carroll, A White Room
Ellen Mansoor Collier, Bathing Beauties, Booze and Bullets
Ellen Mansoor Collier, Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play
Tara Conklin, The House Girl 
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
Jo-Ann Costa, The Bequest of Big Daddy
Elaine Cougler, The Loyalist’s Wife
Dilly Court, The Best of Daughters
Suzanne Desrochers, Bride of New France
Michelle Diener, Banquet of Lies
Michelle Diener, Daughter of the Sky
Michelle Diener, In Defense of the Queen
Stephanie Dray, Daughters of the Nile
Stephanie Dray, The Princess of Egypt Must Die
Jennifer Cody Epstein, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
Kate Forsyth, Bitter Greens
Elizabeth Fremantle, Queen's Gambit
Nicole Galland, Godiva
C.W. Gortner, The Queen's Vow
Sue Harrison, Song of the River
Avery Hays, The Sixth
C.C. Humphreys, Jack Absolute
Steven W. Kohlhagen, Where They Bury You
Mary Lancaster, A Prince to be Feared
K.B. Laugheed, The Spirit Keeper
Janice Law, The Prisoner of the Riviera
Ariel Lawhon, The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
Sara Lindsey, A Rogue for All Seasons
Melika Dannese Lux, City of Lights: The Trials and Triumphs of Ilyse Charpentier
Annabel Lyon, The Sweet Girl
James Mace, Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz
James Mace, I Stood With Wellington
Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman, Freud’s Mistress
Erika Mailman, Woman of Ill Fame
Susan McDuffie, The Study of Murder
David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art
Bárbara Mujica, I Am Venus
B.N. Peacock, A Tainted Dawn
Liza Perrat, Spirit of Lost Angels
Donald Michael Platt, House of Rocamora 
Donald Michael Platt, Rocamora  
Brandy Purdy, The Queen's Rivals
Phillip Rock, A Future Arrived
Phillip Rock, Circles of Time
Phillip Rock, The Passing Bells
M.J. Rose, Seduction 
Laura Joh Rowland, The Shogun’s Daughter
Paullina Simons, Children of Liberty
P.A. Staes, The Bruges Tapestry
Deborah Swift, A Divided Inheritance
Ania Szado, Studio Saint-Ex
Susan Tekulve, In the Garden of Stone
Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector
Sam Thomas, The Midwife's Tale
Stephanie Thornton, The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora
Nicola Upson, Fear in the Sunlight 
Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness
Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni
Alana White, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin 
Victoria Wilcox, Inheritance
Jack Wolf, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones
Kate Worsley, She Rises
Felicity Young, Anatomy of Death
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prisoner of Heaven


  1. 25+ sounds very reasonable if you read almost 60 this year!

    I'm still getting through my goal of reading Elizabeth Chadwick's backlist, I think I'm about halfway through now. And I've still some Tudor non-fiction on my shelves.

  2. Can't wait to see the rest of your historical fiction reads for 2013, Audra. I read over 50 works of historical fiction this year myself, and I'm still not done. I'm reading The Passing Bells at the moment and just love it.