Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - November




 We had another great month in the challenge with around 50 reviews shared in October. Thank you to everyone who shared! I can't wait to see what you all share in November.

I will also be sharing the stats for October in the next couple of weeks. If you didn't catch them, here is a link to the stats for September.

I am starting to think about next year's challenge already. The sign up post will be up early in December (which is only a month away!!) and this year I will also be putting up a wrap up post for you to add your links into. The round up for overall stats for the whole of 2022 will be up towards the end of January once we are home from Europe.

This year in addition to the monthly Linky posts, I also did the stats for each month which I thought were interesting and I think other people enjoyed them too. If anyone has anything that they would like to see added to the stats or if you have an idea for the challenge I would be happy to hear them too. You can either leave them in the comments or email me at ozdiamondlil at gmail.com

If you haven't already signed up for this year, it's not too late, although it is getting there! 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.

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Participants
1. Dead mountain (Alexis Drake)
2. Silver in the blood (Alexis Drake)
3. Secrets Berween Friends by Tracy Buchanan (Tina)
4. The Lost English Girl by Julia Kelly (Tina)
5. Marmee (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
6. The Winter Garden (Helen @ She Reads Novels)
7. 100 Years of Lenni and Margot (CurlyGeek @ The Book Stop)
8. Belle of Belgrave Square (CurlyGeek @ The Book Stop)
9. Flying Fillies (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
10. Laura's Reviews (Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby)
11. Door of No Return (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
12. Peril in Paris (Mark @ CC)
13. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys: A Rip Through Time
14. Death to the Emperor (Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext)
15. The Weather Woman (Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext)
16. Making Bombs for Hitler (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
17. Toby - Her Last Betrayal
18. Five Decembers (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
19. Shellie @ ShellieLovesBooks (Isabeau)
20. Twin Sisters Livingston Mystery at Madame Molineaux’s (Afifah@letterfroma
21. Grave expectations (Alexis Drake)
22. Blue Postcards (Helen @ She Reads Novels)
23. Cindy @ Speedy Reader
24. The Courier's Wife - Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
25. Davida @ The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews (The Call of the Wrens)
26. Worthy of Legend (Barbara H. of Stray Thoughts)
27. The Secret of Matterdale Hall (Helen @ She Reads Novels)
28. Murder at Mallowan Hall (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
29. The Picture Bride (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
30. Wakenhyrst (Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext)
31. Fawkes (Alexis Drake)
32. Vampire Plagues Paris 1850 (Alexis Drake)
33. Shellie @ShellieLoves Books (Murder In Mesopotamia)
34. Counterfeit Wife (Mark @ CC)
35. The Gown (Joy's Book Blog)
36. Emily of Deep Valley (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
37. Laura's Reviews (A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans)
38. The Upstairs Room (Constance at Staircase Wit)
39. Yvonne @ A Darn Good Read (Godmersham Park )
40. Yvonne @ A Darn Good Read (The Brightest Star) )
41. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys: The Forty Elephants
42. Far Across the Ocean (Marg@The Intrepid Reader
43. Foster by Claire Keegan (Tina)
44. Ghost Talkers (Alexis Drake)
45. Switchboard Soldiers (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
46. Great or Nothing (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
47. Winterkill (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
48. Dawnlands by Philippa Gregory (Tracey @ Carpe Librum)
49. The Ladies of Missalonghi (Helen @ She Reads Novels)
50. The Labyrinth of the Spirits (Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext)
51. If Love Comes (Constance at Staircase Wit)
52. Avid Series Reader: The Mystery of Swordfish Reef
53. Avid Series Reader: Murder at Mallowan Hall
54. Avid Series Reader: The Swan Thieves
55. Avid Series Reader: Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
56. Avid Series Reader: 22 Britannia Road
57. Holiday by Gaslight (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
58. Laura's Reviews (The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson)
59. The other Einstein by Marie Benedict (Cinzia)
60. The Night Ship (Cathy @WhatCathyReadNext)
61. Laura's Reviews (Under a Veiled Moon by Karen Odden)
62. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
63. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
64. The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
65. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ( Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
66. Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
67. The Honeybee Emeralds by Amy Tector (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
68. Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
69. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
70. Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
71. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Traci @TitleSurfingwithTraci)
72. Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
73. Bournville (Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out)
74. The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli (Traci @ TitleSurfingwithTraci)
75. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (Tracey @ Carpe Librum)
76. Laura's Reviews (4:50 to Paddington by Agatha Christie)
77. Margaret @ Books Please - The Island
78. Margaret @ Books Please - The Wonder
79. Margaret @ Books Please- Black Mountain
80. Yvonne @ A Darn Good Read - Small Eden
81. Yvonne @ A Darn Good Read - The Godmother's Secret
82. Avid Series Reader - Murder at Kensington Palace
83. Avid Series Reader - The Lions of Fifth Avenue
84. Avid Series Reader - A Fugitve Green
85. What Me Read - Christine Falls
86. The Butterfly Collector by Tea Cooper (Denise Newton Writes)

Learn more about Historical Fiction Reading Challenge here.

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  1. Another great month of reading (and candy that was meant for the trick or treaters but went nicely with the books)! Happy Halloween!

    1. We buy candy but don't often get trick or treaters so more for us!

  2. I just added two books- loved the Julia Kelly book.

  3. So funny about the lack of an Agatha Christie review because I just finished one yesterday and am writing a review to post in the challenge this week :)

    1. It won't be a problem for this month then!

  4. Hi Marg, I love stats and would enjoy seeing how the volume of reviews received varies throughout the year, or even compared with the same period the previous year. Percentage of participants, the participant linking up the most reviews for the challenge, the most popular book of the month/year or most popular authors etc. Just some ideas ;-)

    1. Thanks Tracey

      I already do the most reviewed book and author each month. I will be able to do a comparison to the previous year now that I have a years worth of stats!