2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2015 HF Reading Challenge Button_FINAL I’ve been avoiding the temptation to sign up for any reading challenges for 2015 as I want to keep things simple and free of stress. However, I’ve been awaiting the announcement of this year’s Historical Fiction Reading Challenge as it’s one challenge that I always like to participate in and don’t find stressful at all!

This challenge has previously been hosted by Historical Tapestry but there’s a new host this year – Amy at Passages to the Past. Amy is very active in the historical fiction community and I’m sure she’ll be a great host.

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2015 and there are six different levels to choose from:

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

Any type of historical fiction is accepted including sub-genres such as Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy and Young Adult.

As such a large proportion of my reading is historical fiction anyway, I know I will read more than 25 books so although I might not reach 50 I’m going to aim for the Prehistoric level.

I’ll be keeping track of my progress on my Challenges page.

If you’re interested in joining the challenge too, please see the challenge sign-up post at Passages to the Past!

10 thoughts on “2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

  1. Lark says:

    This is the perfect challenge for you! I’m looking forward to reading all your reviews and recommendations so I know which historical fiction books are the must-reads and I can add them to my TBR list. 🙂 Good luck!

  2. Anbolyn says:

    This is the best kind of challenge – one that will be so easy for you as you already read so much of the genre. I need a challenge like this! I also look forward to seeing what historical fiction you read this year.

    • Helen says:

      It’s not a particularly ‘challenging’ challenge for me but I love to take part anyway as it’s nice to share my links with other participants and see what everyone else is reading.

  3. Margaret @ BooksPlease says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one too. Each year I think I won’t join challenges – but I do. Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres so I’m joining this one too. I’m tempted to go for the Prehistoric level but as I want to keep my challenges at a reasonably stress free level I’ll be aiming at the Ancient History level – I read 26 hf books last year without feeling any pressure so should manage it again – and if I read more, so much the better.

    I’m looking forward to seeing which books you read – always interesting 🙂

    • Helen says:

      I couldn’t decide between Ancient History and Prehistoric but I know I almost always manage to read at least 25 in a year, so I thought I might as well try for the higher level. I’m glad you’re going to take part too!

  4. Alex says:

    After a very quiet year I’ve decided to get back to the Challenges, mostly because of the interaction. Won’t join this exactly because I already read a lot of historical and am happy with the current ratio. It wouldn’t really be… a challenge. Yesterday I discovered Book Riot’s Read Hard Challenge and couldn’t resist signing up.

    Happy New Year!

    • Helen says:

      Happy New Year to you too, Alex. This particular challenge isn’t really very challenging for me either, but I like the interaction with other historical fiction readers. Good luck with the challenges you’re signing up for this year!

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