I found this Reading Challenge from Passages to the Past a while back, and decided that I should and could sign up. I read a lot of historical fiction, right?
I went in low with my numbers, based on my reading over the last few years and went with a Medieval level of 15 books.
Some people may argue/be surprised with my definition of “Historical” fiction, but to me “Historical Fiction” is “A book set in a period significantly earlier than the time the author was writing in”. So if the author is writing in 2015, and sets a tale in the 1970s, then I class that as “historical”. It’s a loose definition, but I’m sticking with it.
A list of the books I read, with links to reviews, is as follows:
- Never Say Duke by Erica Ridley
- New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
- Master and God by Lindsey Davies
- Watch the wall, Miss Seeton! by Hamilton Crane
- On Night for Seduction by Erica Ridley
- The Witches Trinity by Erica Mailman
- One Night for Seduction by Erica Ridley
- One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley
- One Night to Remember by Erica Ridley
- The First Village by Ian M Evans
- A Testament to Murder by Vivian Conroy
As you can see, I didn’t *quite* meet my objective of 15 Historical fiction books in the year. I will admit that I can’t actually remember when I picked up a book to read, never mind write a review. As ever I will attempt to do better in 2020!