And I'm off and running - I read this first two books for this challenge in January, but my review didn't publish until today.
And I'm right behind you, Meredith! Just put up my review of John Ehle's 1964 released historical, The Land Breakers. If you like novels of pioneer/Appalachian life or 18th century settings, this is one you won't want to miss (like I did for far too many years).
I didn't finish any histfic in time for the January link up, but I did for February!a
Finished book 1 just as January ends
Technically, Alexandre Dumas's Georges may be classic literature rather than historical fiction, but he did set the story in a slightly earlier period than that in which he wrote, so I went for it :-) It is a jaw-dropping tale!
I finished 'Clan of the Cave Bear.' Lori, i think I'll be reading some Ehle soon!
I've posted my review of Royal Affairs by Leslie Carroll, even though it technically is classified as nonfiction. It's a fun, easy read and a good place to start before branching out to all the current releases about royal mistresses.
@movingfloor -- after I posted my review I was contacted by someone who works for Ehle, who thanked me and said he'd print the review for Ehle to read. That so made my day. He also mentioned that The Land Breakers is the first in a seven book series that follows the family from the 1780s to the 1940s. I've ordered the second one. I also have a book by Ehle on the Cherokee Nation. It's nonfiction and for my own research. So happy to discover a new-to-me author! Hope you enjoy him too.
Still trying to figure out WHAT is considered Historical Fiction. My website has reviews of all of the books that I have read this year so far. But just recently finished The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye.
Just now publishing my reviews for the January books I read. This is my first reading challenge and I'm really enjoying it so far!
Lori, thank you for the update. That's very cool! Amy@movingfloor
Lucky enough to have gotten a copy of Tudor Secret for review - should have an interview with author C.W. Gortner coming soon!
I am just starting this challenge. I will be ready though for March.
Just posted a review of M.K.Hume's Prophecy:Clash of Kings. A wonderful rendition of the legend of Merlin, woven in with real historical figures from 5th Century Britain.My first review for the year.
Slow start to the year for me, but I just put up my first review, The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick. My first Chadwick experience, and I really enjoyed it.
I have posted Sovereign by C.J. Sansom, the 3rd Matthew Shardlake historical mystery set in 1541 in London, York and Hull. This is my fourth book in the challenge 2011.
My first February review, The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington. A fine novel of the Victorian era that I really enjoyed.
My first February review was of Cleopatra's Heir by Gillian Bradshaw, with a Q & A with the author! I don't understand why Gillian Bradshaw's books aren't better known, they are wonderful!
Just finished The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and posted my review. Second book in the challenge!
Just wanted to let you know that your February link-up isn't linked on your Historical Fiction page. I had to do a search to find it. :)
Doh, I meant the reading challenge page in your tabs.
First Feb review up, 2nd total! YAY! :O)
My first historical fiction read of the year. In the past couple of weeks, I've read a lot more. Will be posting reviews soon!
Woo hoo! I just linked up my favorite book of 2011 so far! (It's the wonderful When We Were Strangers by Pamela Schoenewaldt)
I read There Must be Murder by Margaret Sullivan. It's a wonderfully fun continuation of Northanger Abbey.
I just linked up my second historical fiction review of the year. Off to a decent start!
I picked up The Silver Pigs, by Lindsey Davis, thanks to Ana's review of a couple weeks ago. So glad I did! Can't wait to read more of this series.
Short review up for Murder Your Darlings. Wasn't my thing, but it seems to have lots of good reviews so far.
I've had a good month- three books read and another chunkster on the way.
Just posted my three reviews for February!
I read 6 books in February added to 8 of January for a total of 14. I'll meet 20 in March but I'll see how many I can read for the whole year.
i'm on book 2! woot!
Two book for February:Jane and the Man of the Cloth, by Stephanie BarronMr. Darcy's Secret, by Jane OdiweBoth great reads!