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2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is my favorite challenge of the year! (Although it's really not a challenge for me to read historical fiction, so I mostly use this "challenge" to make myself feel great.)

Since I've been diversifying my reading the last year or two, I'm not reading as much historical fiction as I have, so I'm not going to aim for the 50+ designation this year. I'm going to go for 'Ancient History - 25' books.

Some historical novels I'm hoping to read in 2019 include Nisi Shawl's Everfair, anything by Cat Sebastian that I haven't read yet (so maybe any 2019 releases, I think...!), Stephanie Thornton's upcoming release, American Princess, and Madeline Miller's Circe, which I didn't get to this year.

What historical novels are you looking forward to reading?

Read in 2019

Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole, A Hope Divided
Kaoru Mori, Emma, Vol 1
Kaoru Mori, Emma, Vol 2
Kris Waldherr, The Lo…

Books Read in 2018

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January

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
Jeff VanderMeer, Acceptance

February

Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird

March

Therese Bohman, Eventide
Cat Sebastian, The Soldier's Scoundrel

April

Jazz Jennings, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Taisia Kitaiskaia, Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers
Cat Sebastian, The Lawrence Browne Affair
Mary Sharratt, Ecstasy
A.J. Thomas, Pins and Needles

May

Justina Ireland, Dread Nation
Alma Katsu, The Hunger
Nella Larsen, Passing
Sylvain Neuvel, Only Human
Laura Purcell, The Silent Companions
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

June

Kitty Curran, My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
Angelle Petta, The Artist and the Soldier
Donia Maher, The Apartment in Bab el-Louk

July

Mishell Baker, Borderline
James M. McPherson, This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War
Mitra Rahnema, Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry
Cat Sebastian, Unmasked by t…

Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2019

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I've basically quit doing reading challenges since I wasn't actually challenging myself in my reading, just trying to tick off boxes for what I was picking up. But I want to change things up in 2019 since I did what I wanted in 2018 and I didn't blow myself away with my reading. (Although I read far more authors of color than in other years, which was an intentional choice I intend to continue.)

Book Riot's Read Harder challenge intrigues me -- but also daunts me.

The categories always include options I've zero interest in, but I'm going to attempt to hit each one this year!

To help me out, I might populate this with ideas as I hit them -- so if you've any recommendations for me, please share!


Read Harder 2019

An epistolary novel or collection of lettersThe DevourersThe Parting Gift Among Others Vanessa and Her SisterAn alternate history novelThe Black God's Drum by P. Djèlí Clark (finished 5/9/2019)A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won…