Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sunday Salon: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - February stats

This year as part of the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge I am intending to provide some stats after each month and then at the end of the year I will do an overall wrap up for the year. That's the plan anyway. And today I am sharing a few stats about February, so two months in I am sticking to the plan!!

During February there were 78 reviews shared by 26 participants. This month 4 of you have shared more than 5 reviews which is amazing! Well done and keep it up! 

In terms of the books, there were 72 individual titles reviewed, written by 67 different authors. There were several books that were reviewed multiple times. They were:

The Silver Wolf by J C Harvey - Reviewed by both Cathy at What Cathy Read Next and Helen at She Reads Novels

The Queen's Lady by Joanna Hickson - This is the second book in the Queens of the Tower series and was reviewed by Helen and by Margaret at BooksPlease.

The Paris Network by Siobhan Curham - Reviewed by Yvonne at A Darn Good Read and Cathy from What Cathy Read Next.

Out Front the Following Sea by Leah Angstman - Reviewed by Yvonne at A Darn Good Read and newcomer to the challenge, Jan at Coffee and Ink.

The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews - Reviewed by Anita at Series Book Lover and Helen at She Reads Novels.

The Lady Tempts an Heir by Harper St. George - Reviewed by Penelope at The Reading Devil and Susan at Reading World.

Other authors to have multiple books reviewed in February include Agatha Christie with 3 individual titles reviewed (including 2 in Italian), and then Jennifer Ryan, Kate Ross, and Maggie O'Farrell each had two titles reviewed.

In addition, to the numbers I mentioned above, Shirley has read 21 books in January and 12 in February, which is a lot of books!

It's not too late to join the challenge this year. You can find all the sign up details here and if you have a link to add to the challenge the March Linky can be found here.


  1. Fun wrap-up! Thanks. I'm off to see the reviews of The Paris Network. I'm currently reading The Paris Library and I might want something in the same realm for my next book.

  2. I was trying to stay away from Historical fiction this year but have already read/reviewed quite a few. I love that there were 72 books and 67 authors, that's a lot!

  3. Looks like there is some great participation in the challenge. I am off to read some of the reviews...

    Have a great week!

  4. Oh my goodness! I do enjoy historical fiction and you have provided a wealth of titles! I'm flipping between your page and Goodreads! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love historical fiction, so thanks for sharing these books! I'm always on the lookout for more historical stuff.

  6. Ag no man... Another month has passed and I still haven't signed up. I think historical fiction is what I read the most!

    Some great new books listed this month. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

  7. I seem to have more historical mysteries to read than I ever have before. Maybe I need to join your challenge. Off to investigate.

  8. I love it that you have this challenge, and I'm happy to see that so many people participate.

    Those books with multiple readers are especially interesting to me. The Paris Network is now on my list.

  9. , I’m off to a slow start this year!

  10. Wow, none of these multi-reviewed books was on my radar! I am in the middle of a long but fascinating book about the New England Patriots but I have several historical novels just waiting! As do we all, I am sure.