Challenges and Projects

On this page I will be keeping track of my progress in any 2022 reading challenges and events I decide to participate in. For details of challenges completed in the years 2009-2021 see my Completed Challenges page.


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2022

Hosted by The Intrepid Reader.

Books read:

1. The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown (2022) – PH, England (Cornwall), 19th/20th century, Gothic
2. A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browing Wroe (2022) – PH, Wales, 20th century (1960s), NA
3. The Silver Wolf by JC Harvey (2022) – NG, Germany, France, 17th century, NA
4. I, Mona Lisa by Natasha Solomons (2022) – NG, Italy, France, 16th century, magical realism
5. The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews (2022) – NG, England (Norfolk), 17th century, NA, magical realism
6. The Rebel Daughter by Miranda Malins (2022) – NG, England, 17th century
7. The Queen’s Lady by Joanna Hickson (2022) – NG, England, 16th century (Tudors)
8. The House of Footsteps by Mathew West (2022) – PH, England, NA, 20th century (1920s), Gothic
9. The Clockwork Girl by Anna Mazzola (2022) – NG, France, 18th century
10. The Reindeer Hunters by Lars Mytting (2022) – NG, Norway, 20th century, Translation
11. Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone by Diana Gabaldon (2021) – OC, America, 18th century
12. The Sunken Road by Ciarán McMenamin (2021) – OC, Ireland, 20th century (WWI/1920s), NA
13. Booth by Karen Joy Fowler (2022) – NG, America, 19th century, NA
14. Mrs England by Stacey Halls (2021) – OC, England, 20th century (Edwardian), Gothic
15. Traitor in the Ice by KJ Maitland (2022) – NG, England, 17th century, mystery
16. The Stone Rose by Carol McGrath (2022) – NG, England, 14th century
17. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer (1954) – OC, England, 19th century (Regency)
18. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (1954) – OC, England/Scotland, Ancient Rome
19. Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth (2022) – NG, England, 19th century, NA
20. The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley (2022) – NG, Scotland, 18th century
21. The Fugitive Colours by Nancy Bilyeau (2022) – NG, England, 18th century
22. The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (2022) – NG, France, 16th century
23. A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin (2022) – NG, England, 19th century (Regency), NA
24. In Place of Fear by Catriona McPherson (2022) – NG, Scotland, 20th century (1940s), NA, mystery

I am recording some additional statistics here this year, to help with my end-of-year summary posts.
Key: PH – Pigeonhole, NG – NetGalley, OC – Own copy, NA – New author

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 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 as well only spend my time tinkering with code over at org 😉 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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