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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Historical Tour de Genre Reading Challenge

I think that this is going to be the toughest challenge for me to complete this year. It is within my genre, but I have to focus on the subgenres.

The Historical Tour de Genre Challenge is hosted by Bitsy Bling Books. The challenge runs the length of 2011.

The general goal of this challenge is to focus on the subgenres of historical fiction. Since this is a tour, the idea is to read at least one book from each sub-category. Of course, you'll be the envy of all if you read more and can do multiple 'laps' around the track. The following are the required categories (there are 6 of them):

Historical Mystery/Whodunnit/Gas-Lit Century/Victorian -
1.) India Black by Carol Carr - finished 2/7/11

Historical Horror -

Historical Romance or Regency -
1.) The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin - finished 7/13/11
2.) The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons - finished 11/26/11

Historical Young Adult -
1.) The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi - finished 2/3/11
2.) Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse - finished 7/29/11

Historical Plantation -

Historical Thriller -
1.) The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner - finished 1/31/11

You can substitute up to two of these categories with any of the following (which I probably will do):

Historical GLBT -

Historical Fantasy -
1.) Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Woolley - finished 7/11/11

Historical Western -

Historical Paranormal -

Historical True Crime -

I will update as I go.

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  1. Sounds tough when you divide it like that. Does the blog recommend reads for each section?

  2. Mystica - There are recommendations for each category at the host blog as well as links to a goodreads group (which I would imagine has recommendations) and other informational links.

  3. Welcome and so glad you joined the challenge! Recommendations are coming in for each category. I'm amazed at how resourceful everyone is -- I've added even more to my TBR list! I will also be giving away historical fiction books throughout the year from various sub-genres.

  4. Good luck in the challenge Heather! I admit I'm not good at these but that button is so gorgeous!

  5. I'm participating in this one, too. I think it's a cool concept and it's going to make me pick up a few books I normally wouldn't read. Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox! Happy reading!

  6. This is probably one of the few challenges I could enter and actually accomplish. I'll have to consider it.


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