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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 Evie Dunmore, Bringing Down the Duke Cynthia Sal

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, Authenticit

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 1) An epistolary novel or collection of letters The Color Purple by Alice Walker (finished 10/28/2019) 2) An alternate history novel The Black God's Drum by P. Djèlí Clark (finished 5/9/2019) 3) A book by a woman and/or