Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday Salon: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - November statistics


This year as part of the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge I have been providing some stats after each month and then at the end of the year I will do an overall wrap up for the year. Today I am sharing a few stats about November.

During November there were 87 reviews shared by 27 participants. There were lots of people who shared multiple reviews, including 6 people who shared 5 or more reviews. Thank you to everyone who has shared! I am part way through visiting everyone this month, and there were some fascinating titles, and I added more than one book to my TBR list!

In terms of the books, there were 85 individual titles reviewed, written by 79 different authors, although at least one book was co-authored and I am never quite sure whether to count those more than once! 

There were two books that were reviewed multiple times. The first book was Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby. Interestingly, this was the only book that was reviewed multipe times in September too, and as far as I can recall this is the only book where this has happened.

The book was reviewed by both Laura at Laura's Reviews and by Yvonne at A Darn Good Read

The other book that was reviewed more than once for the challenge this month was Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge.

This was reviewed by Becky at Becky's Book Reviews and over at Goodreads by Avid Series Reader.

In additon, there were four other authors who were reviewed multiple times. The first is Agatha Christie (who didn't have any books reviewed last month at all), Mimi Matthews, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Rhys Bowen. 

I will be quite surprised if we don't see Mimi Matthews near the top of the authors reviewed for this year challenge. She has made the stats post a couple of times now. It was interesting to see Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch on this list as she hadn't been reviewed at all before this month.

For anyone who is participating, you can find the December linky here. You can also add any wrap up posts here!

And to anyone who would like to participate in the challenge next year,  we would love to have you join us. The 2023 sign up is available here.

I will be back in late January with the December statistics as well as the statistics for the whole year.

I am sharing this post with Sunday Salon hosted at Readerbuzz.


  1. I'm definitely planning on joining again next year. I enjoy these wrap up posts - it's nice to refocus on what others are reading and enjoying. Thanks for hosting this.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  2. The only historical fiction I've read lately is Fractured Soul set in Japan and France during and after WWII. Very emotional and sentimental.

  3. It's interesting that this is so little overlap among so many authors and books reviewed.

    These monthly updates are very helpful. I'm glad your challenge has been so successful. And I'm happy you are going to sponsoring this challenge again next year.

  4. I've got Murder at Mallowan Hall. Hopefully, I can get to it in 2023. Nice to see an author I have read and reviewed, Rhys Bowen, show up on the list.