Sunday, December 27, 2009

HT News: The 2010 Reading Challenges edition

There are a lot of great historical fiction reading Challenges coming up next year - something for nearly everyone. We thought it would be a good idea to create a list of the challenges that we are aware of. Please let us know if there are any that we should have mentioned and we will add them to the post.

Our Mutual Read - A Victorian Reading Challenge 

Amanda from The Blog Jar has been reading a lot of Victorian novels this year and hopes to continue that, so she has created a challenge to encourage others to join her! There are different levels, and some mini challenges. The full details can be found on the challenge blog.

2010 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

The wonderful ladies at Royal Reviews are running their Historical Fiction Reading Challenge for the third year running. 

There are four different levels available

Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.
Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.
Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.
Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.

I've signed up for the Obsessed level.

A Tournament of Reading

Meghan from Medieval Bookworm has announced a new medieval reading challenge to encourage readers to get a little more medieval into their reading diet

The Tudor Book Challenge

Michelle from Benedictionary has announced her Tudor Book Challenge, where the idea is "to read books about or inspired by the Tudor era of the English monarchy." There are several gorgeous buttons to choose from, prizes and four different participation levels. You have to sign up by December 31 to be eligible for the prizes, so check out the challenge post now.

Art History Challenge

This is the second year of the Art History Challenge, but this year it is being hosted by nomadreader. This challenge is for those of us who love to read about the art and artists from history. There are four different levels of participation and several lovely buttons to choose from. You can find all the details at the challenge blog.

War Through the Generations - Vietnam

One of my favourite challenges this year was War Through the Generations which was focussed on WWII. In 2010, the focus shifts forward 20 years or so to reads about the Vietnam War.
Year of the Historical

Year of the Historical - A 2010 Reading Challenge

Kmont from Lurv a la mode is hosting Year of the Historical. This challenge encompasses both historical romance and historical fiction, with the idea being that challenge participants will read one qualifying book per month.

Fire and Ice Historical Fiction Challenge 2010

Ambrosia from Fire and Ice is hosting a Historical Fiction challenge, where the idea is to read one historical fiction book per month.

American Civil War Reading Challenge

Marny is hosting the American Civil War Reading Challenge. The idea is to read either fiction or non-fiction about the American Civil War, and there are four different participation levels.
Alphabet in Historical Fiction

Outlander Reading Challenge 

This challenge is already underway, but as far as I can tell it isn't too late to join in. The idea is to read your way through the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon by November 17 2010.

Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge

Carrie from Reading To Know is hosting the second round of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge. This is a month long challenge that runs for the month of January, where the idea is to read one or more books by L M Montgomery.

The Alphabet in Historical Fiction

Last, but definitely not least, there is our own reading challenge, The Alphabet in Historical Fiction. The idea is that every each fortnight you have to write a blog post about an historical fiction book of your choice (it might even be something you already read before), but it MUST be related to the letter of the fortnight.

You have several possibilities:
- the first letter of the title
- the first letter of the author's first name or surname
- the first letter of a character's first name or surname
- the first letter of a place where an historical event took place

You just have to choose one of them and participate.

1 comment:

  1. There's the Time Travel Reading Challenge too.