Thursday, December 19, 2013

2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge


We are excited to announce that the we will again be hosting the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge in 2014, and we hope that you are all excited at the prospect of joining in.

The challenge will run in the same way as it has over the last couple of years that we have hosted the challenge. The only thing that has changed is that I have added an additional category for those hard core HF readers who want to challenge themselves to read more than 50 HF novels over the course of the next 12 months.

Here are the details:

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:
  • everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)
  • add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review)
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels: 

20th century reader - 2 books
Victorian reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books
Prehistoric - 50+ books

You can tailor the challenge to suit you in whichever way you like! For example, last year I was only counting books by Australian authors for my own participation in the challenge just to make it a bit harder for myself. I also know of one participant who over the last couple of years has only read historical mysteries as it suits their own reading tastes!

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr Linky below or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet. If you don't have a blog you can just leave a comment for this post saying that you are joining.

The challenge runs from 1 January to 31 December 2014.

We look forward to having you join us in reading and enjoying the best in historical fiction over the next year.

Don't forget to grab one of our buttons to add to your posts. Special thanks to Heather from Capricious Reader who created the buttons for us.



53 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting this again. I'm looking forward to discovering some great historical fiction novels in 2014!

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  2. I can't wait to do the challenge again! I ended up reading so many historical fiction books this year and it was really gratifying to go back and see the links all posted here :). I'm going to go with Ancient History this year....I might get close to Prehistoric but I don't want to push myself too hard ;). Thanks for hosting this challenge again!

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  3. I'm excited to try this in 2014! I do read a ton of historical fiction; I'll see what level I can manage. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. This is my first year joining, but I always forget to blog about books, so hopefully this will remind me!

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  5. I am sorry, I linked review of a book over here. Plz do remove it. Thanks.

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  6. Hi! I cannot wait to participate! I don't have a list / post ready yet. But I am shooting for 5 historical fiction books this year.

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  7. Signing up for another year. Thanks so much for hosting again!

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  8. I always read historical fiction, so count me in!

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  9. I did not have a good year historical fiction wise because of many reasons. I hope that this year things can be way better. I signed up for 10 books.

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  10. OOh boy! :)

    I am going to be working on my post before January arrives, but I saved both your badges for 2014 so I can go between the two with each post I create for the challenge itself! :) I have known about your blog for awhile, and I believe am linked to you on my blog as well! :) IF not, I will rectify that, as I always liked it here! :) I tend to read a heap of historical fiction per year, so I am not sure which level I will choose to achieve! :O Laughs. Consider me a pre-signed up blogger! :)

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  11. I am so glad I tumbled onto your blog! Please consider me as signed up!! I already have made up my potential list!!

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  12. I am unable to decide between the Medieval and Ancient History levels. Need to think about it more.

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  13. I almost made it at the medieval level, so I'm hoping to reach that level and perhaps go even higher in 2014 :-)

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  14. Love the black & white buttons! Thanks for hosting :)

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  15. My absolute favorite genre is historical fiction, so this challenge is right up my alley. I am shooting for Medieval, but I think I can reach Ancient History with a little more effort. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

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  16. Love this genre,hoping the challenge will encourage me to write more reviews

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  17. I will be posting my reviews on Goodreads and I'm going for 25 historical fiction reads for 2014. Happy reading everyone!

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  18. Delighted to find this challenge on the first day of 2014! I look forward to reading many new works of historical fiction this year even as I publish my own WWI-era novel.

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  19. Delighted to find this challenge on the first day of 2014! I look forward to reading many new works of historical fiction this year even as I publish my own WWI-era novel.

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  20. I haven't really been a historical fiction reader, more a crime fiction reader so this will be a good challenge for me.

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  21. This is my first try at these challenges. Where are the rules on reading and posting?
    Thanks for doing this.
    Leona

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  22. Thanks for hosting this again. I loved participating last year and I look forward to another great year.

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  23. I'm so glad I discovered this - I read and/or listen to 3-5 books a month, but across multiple genres. I will guess I'll end up in the Medieval reader category. I'll be posting a blog on my site about this very soon!

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  24. I left a glowing in the wrap-up, that YOU brought out an appreciation of historial fiction for me! I never read it and plunged into your challenge! Watch for a post citing my return. :) If you're tempted by any of my new challenges, I'd consider it an honour. Carolyn http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

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  25. Thanks for hosting again this year!

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  26. Looking forward to another year!

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  27. thanks for hosting again.
    I also host one, on Books on France:
    http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/12/08/books-on-france-2014-reading-challenge/

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  28. Hi all, I'm aiming for Ancient History (which happens to be my preferred period for writing as well) and have started with a review of Paula Lofting's 'Sons of the Wolf' http://richardabbott.authorsxpress.com/2014/01/04/sons-of-the-wolf-a-review/

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  29. I have no idea why I haven't joined this challenge before!

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  30. I'm going to try this. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I do read a lot of it. The problem will be in remembering to come back here and link up to my review. Wish my luck!

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  31. It will be interesting to see how many I read in 2014. Love Historical Fiction more and more!

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  32. Oops....I accitdentally signed up twice. I guess I was tired when I added the first link. I'm not getting off to a good start!

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  33. So glad I found this on Twitter because I am reading lots of historical novels this year!

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  34. YAY another fantastic year of historical reads and I'm going to do better with linking my reviews. Thanks for hosting :)

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  35. I've read my first historical fiction of this year, but I can't find the link to the review page.

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    1. http://www.historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2014/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html.

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  36. I'm in!
    Thanks for the challenge, I love historical fiction and I have several books of this genre on my shelves, so let's read them!!!

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  37. Not sure how you do this; is there a reviews linky for the HF challenge?

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    1. Hi Serena,

      Each month there will be a post for you to link up your reviews. Here is the post for January: http://www.historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2014/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html.

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  38. Have you created the January page for links? I'm ready and keen to post my first review of the year for the challenge.

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    1. Hi Tracey,

      The post for January reviews was posted on the 1st. Here is the link to it: http://www.historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2014/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html. I hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks so much Colleen, I've found you all now :-) thanks again!

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  39. Linky was missing for a while, glad it is back.

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  40. I can't seem to get that link to work. http://www.historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2014/01/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html.

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  41. I'm late to the party, but looking forward to joining in!

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  42. I've sworn an oath to myself that I won't *officially* join any reading challenges this year, but I read enough historical fiction that I should easily be able to post a link to an appropriate review occasionally. Hope that's okay.

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  43. Just discovered this one, but I couldn't resist.

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  44. Please note that the link for #80 above is not working, so I have relisted in slot #105 and that link is working! Thank you!!

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  45. Looking forward to this challenge! :)

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  46. I've decided to challenge myself to read more in 2014. I read a lot when I was younger and want to get back into it. Looking forward to some good reading for 2014~

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