Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday Salon: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge - March statistics



For the last couple of years I have been sharing statistics each month for the Historical challenge, and my plan is to continue to do this again this year. I find it interesting to see what are the books that people are reading and reviewing! I think I have visited almost all the reviews submitted and have added a couple of books to never ending TBR list

In terms of the books, there were 56 reviews linked up for the challenge, shared by 17 participants. There were 56 titles reviewed last month too! This is less than for the same month last year but I am sure we will catch up!  There were 53 individual titles reviewed, written by 53 different authors. There were 5 reviewers who reviewed more than 5 books each. Thank you to everyone who shared their links whether it be 9 or just 1.

So which books were reviewed more than once in March? This month there were 3 books which were reviewed twice. 

The Book of Secrets by Anna Mazzola was reviewed by both Helen at She Reads Novels and by Cathy at What Cathy Read Next.

Hidden Yellow Stars by Rebecca Connolly was reviewed by Davida at The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews and by Laura at Laura Reviews.

The last book that was reviewed twice was The Tower by debut novelist Flora Carr. This book, which is about Mary, Queen of Scots, was reviewed by Sarah at Reading the Past and Helen at She Reads Novels.

Somewhat unusually this month we don't have any examples where one author had different titles reviewed!

If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late! The sign up post is here and you can add your links to the April link post here.

I am linking this post up with Sunday Salon hosted at Readerbuzz!


  1. I have not heard of any of these, but I do enjoy the statistics. Have a great week!

  2. Fifty-six is an impressive number of reviews--even if it's down from the same time last year. These are all new to me. The Book of Secrets is one I will definitely have to check out.

    Have a great week, Marg!

  3. I always mean to have posts where I wrap up reading events like history month or poetry month but I rarely do it. Thanks for this!

    1. I am only good at it for one event! Otherwise I have good intentions

  4. I am well ahead of my schedule for the year. I keep finding more and more historical mysteries to read.

    Thanks as always for combining this.

  5. Ooh, I really should read more historical fiction. It's a genre I like, but don't read enough of.