Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sunday Salon: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge April 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 April, so three months in I am sticking to the plan!!

During April there were 80  reviews shared by 27 participants. This month five of you have shared more than 5 reviews which is amazing! Well done and keep it up! 

In terms of the books, there were 7i individual titles reviewed, written by 75 different authors. 

There were only 2 books that were reviewed more than once this month. One was an an older title and the other is a new Austrlalian new release. They were:

Katherine by Anya Seton which was reviewed by Becky at Becky's Reviews and at WhatMeRead.

The Nurses' War by Victoria Purman wsa reviewed by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out and also by Denise Newton

The other authors who were reviewed multiple times were Kate Quinn, Kerry Greenwood and Stacie Murphy

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 May Linky can be found here.


  1. I'm so behind in reviews but I have many historicak fiction books to share with you soon. I hope. Like the sound of The Nurses' War.

  2. Your monthly challenge summary offers all of us an opportunity to see what are some of the best historical fiction books out there. It's nice to see what is being read and enjoyed by others.

    The Nurses' War sounds especially intriguing.

  3. Katherine is one of my all time favorites! Must check out these reviews. I also read The Rose Code but did not review it - I felt so many had already provided great reviews that I should have my energy and highlight something that needs more attention. Do any of you feel that way?

  4. Always interesting to see how the stats come in each month. Must be the accountant in me. :) One day, I hope to review something that multiple people have reviewed, so I do see a ton of historical mysteries on the list when I look, so I guess I've got to recruit a few people to the joys of historical mysteries first.