Saturday, May 01, 2021

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - May

 Thank you to everyone who shared a review this month! We had more than 65 review in April which is awesome! I can't wait to see what you all share in May.

I am very excited to have so many of you signed up and linking up to the challenge already this year, and I look forward to reading your reviews throughout the year! I am sure there is going to be a lot of great historical fiction discovered and shared with fellow HF lovers!

If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late! The sign up post is here.

Just to recap what participants need to know. At the beginning of each month I will put up a post which will have a Mr Linky embedded into it for you to add your link.

Please remember...

  • add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review). A direct link to your Goodreads review is also acceptable
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (fantasy, young adult, graphic novels...)
  • if you have time, have a look some of the other links that are present. You never know when you will discover new blogs or books!
I have created a group on Facebook which you can find here and don't forget to use the #histficreadingchallenge hashtag on the socials.

Here is the link for you to use to share your reviews this month! Happy reading!

Happy reading everyone!


  1. OMG this new book by Linda Rui Feng is SO beautiful! I wasn't sure if I should include it here, because the 1960s doesn't feel historical to me, but you know what? China's Cultural Revolution was a piece of history so I decided to call it both contemporary and historical!

    1. I just requested it from the library. Great review! I have the same qualms about novels set in the 60's and 70's. Although they meet the rather arbitrary >50 years criteria for historical fiction, they feel contemporary.

  2. Thank you for hosting! I've read 2 great books so far this month that qualify: Chains and Rose Code. Rose Code motivated me to watch Bletchley Circle.

  3. I loved Mrs England by Stacey Halls and just gave it 5 stars in my review. Highly recommended! A glorious slow burn gothic historical fiction novel set in England in the Edwardian era.