Challenges and Projects

On this page I will be keeping track of my progress in any 2018 reading challenges and events I decide to participate in. For details of challenges completed in the years 2009-2017 see my Completed Challenges page.

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2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted at: Passages to the Past
My sign-up post

The aim: To read 50+ historical fiction novels in 2018 between 1st January and 31st December.

Books read for the challenge:

1. Traitor by David Hingley
2. The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Riley
3. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
4. A Falling Star by Pamela Belle
5. Court of Lions by Jane Johnson
6. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
7. The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements
8. Marry in Haste by Jane Aiken Hodge
9. The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson
10. The Savage Brood by Martha Rofheart
11. The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn
12. Penmarric by Susan Howatch
13. Ill Will by Michael Stewart
14. Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
15. With All My Heart by Margaret Campbell Barnes
16. Destiny’s Lady by Maureen Peters
17. The Queen’s Caprice by Marjorie Bowen
18. The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
19. The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor
20. The Pharmacist’s Wife by Vanessa Tait
21. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
22. Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge
23. The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
24. Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
25. Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer
26. Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
27. Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir
28. The Winter Prince by Cheryl Sawyer
29. Tomorrow by Damian Dibben
30. Sugar Money by Jane Harris
31. Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick
32. The English Girl by Katherine Webb
33. The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne
34. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
35. House of Gold by Natasha Solomons

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What’s in a Name? 2018

Hosted at: The Worm Hole
My sign-up post

The aim: To read a book which fits each of the six categories below.

– The word ‘the’ used twice
– A fruit or vegetable
– A shape
– A title that begins with Z
– A nationality
– A season

Books read for the challenge:

1. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
2. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
3. The Winter Prince by Cheryl Sawyer

One thought on “Challenges and Projects

  1. Lee J Tyler says:

    I adore your blog and have contemplated putting my closed sign permanently on my wordpress.org site and just reading. I’m reading Nom de Plume currently (Carmela Ciuraru) and it is no slouch at all. Very in-depth look at the lives of each author and the reasons never thought of for our craft that we should consider, even as writers, but do not. I have a whole library of books and am too busy to update my Goodreads account; otherwise, I would display it on my page. I like how you have laid this page out, dear and am going to follow your blog. (I’m on WordPress.com as well only spend my time tinkering with code over at org šŸ˜‰ sigh…) Lovely job. I would sign up for the challenge, but the list of books that I must review is frightfully long and are all in the present time. ;( Best! Lee

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