Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books that were reviewed three times for the 2022 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge



Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week there is no set theme so I am going to focus on books that were reviewed three  times for the 2022 Historical Fiction reading challenge. 

On Sunday I shared the statistics for the 2022 challenge and highlighted five books that were the most reviewed during the year. You can see that post here.

There were, however, 16 books that were reviewed three times each and these are the books that I am going to focus on today. The question was how to get from 16 to 10. I didn't quite manage it, but here are 10 11 books that were reviewed three times for the 2022 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge which also begin with the word "The".

The Belle of Belgrave Square by Mimi Matthews - This is the second book in the Belles of London series. The first book, The Sirens of Sussex was also reviewed 4 times.

The Brightest Star by Emma Harcourt - If you are looking for a change from WWII fiction, this book is set in Renaissance Italy.

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont - I wonder if we will ever know what happened to Agatha Christie when she disappeared for 11 days back in 1926.

The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - This book is set in 1518 and talks about the strange phenomenon of dancing women.

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn - It's not really a surprise to see Kate Quinn at the top of the list of books reviewed.

The Fugitive Colours by Nancy Bilyeau - This is the second book in Genevieve Planche series, set in 1700s London. 

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan - I am reading this one at the moment.

 The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews - Set in 1600's England during the Civil War

The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements - This is the 6th book in the Tom Wilde series of historical thrillers set in WWII

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell - Maggie O'Farrell turns her attention to medieval Italy 

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd - This is the bonus book for this list. In theory, I am reading this at the moment.

It's not too late to sign up for this year's challenge. All the details can be found here. Whether you already love historical fiction or if you want to begin to explore the genre, you are most welcome to join us!


  1. The Marriage Portrait is on my list of books to read. In fact. I will likely get to it next.

    1. I have it on my list too, but it won't be next

  2. I saw a movie once about when Christie went missing. Makes me wonder if The Christie Affair may be something I'd also enjoy. A good mystery now and again is fun. :)

  3. I have the Belle of Belgrave Square on my TBR because I saw a good review somewhere. Much check out your review.

    1. Oh no! I've just gone to find you some review links and realised that there are actually 5 reviews for this book because some links have it as Belles and other have The Belles. Anyway, here's a couple of links



  4. I would love to know what happened over those 11 days Christie disappeared. Alas, I fear that the world will never know. But it's great being able to speculate, isn't it?

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  5. What a fun idea for a post!

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-confes

  6. I loved The Belle of Belgrave Square and The Kitchen Front. Here's my TTT: https://bonniereadsandwrites.com/2023/01/31/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-ive-recommended-to-others-toptentuesday/

  7. I loved The Belle of Belgrave Square and The Kitchen Front.

  8. This is a great way to share the most popular historical fiction books from last year.

    My post, if you’d like to take a look: https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2023/01/its-new-year-so-shall-we-try-for-happy.html

  9. What an interesting post idea! I have seen some of these around but others were new to me.

  10. The Diamond Eye was one of my favourite reads last year. I've added The Christie Affair to my TBR, it sounds so fun.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/31/top-ten-tuesday-405/

  11. The Brightest Star need to go to my tbr, and the cover is so pretty

  12. Love that you shared here as well. Mimi Matthews is one I plan to read this year!

  13. I've read a couple of these! Whether I remembered to link my reviews is a different story. And I intend to read The Marriage Portrait this year.

  14. Very interesting! I've only read THE KITCHEN FRONT. THE DIAMOND EYE is on my list today because it's one I want to read in 2023.

    Happy TTT!

  15. All very appealing! I want to read The Kitchen Front and I also have The Diamond Eye in the other room waiting for me. I started The Christie Affair but could not get into it.

  16. Hopefully I'll be reading a Maggie O'Farrell book this year. I'm on library waitlists for a few of them.

  17. I've been keeping my eye on some of these. I bought a lot of books lately, so I am holding off on new ones right now. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog on Tuesday.



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