Challenges and Projects

On this page I will be keeping track of my progress in any 2021 reading challenges and events I decide to participate in. For details of challenges completed in the years 2009-2020 see my Completed Challenges page.


Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021

Hosted by The Intrepid Reader.

Books read:

1. The Land Beyond the Sea by Sharon Penman (2020) – 12th century, Middle East
2. The Queen’s Rival by Anne O’Brien (2020) – 15th century, England
3. Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain (2020) – 19th century, England/Borneo
4. Rags of Time by Michael Ward (2020) – 17th century, England
5. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (2019) – 15th century, Spain
6. The Soul Thief by Cecelia Holland (2002) – 10th century, Ireland, England, Denmark
7. Ashes by Christopher de Vinck (2020) – 20th century (WWII), Belgium
8. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (2017) – 20th century, England
9. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (2021) – 20th century (WWII), France, US
10. Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (2021) – 18th century, England
11. A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago (2021) – 17th century, England
12. The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux (2020) – 16th century, Italy
13. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (2021) – 20th century (WWII), England
14. The Prophet by Martine Bailey (2021) – 18th century, England
15. The Puritan Princess by Miranda Malins (2020) – 17th century, England
16. The Drowned City by KJ Maitland (2021) – 17th century, England
17. Imperfect Alchemist by Naomi Miller (2020) – 16th century, England
18. The Damask Rose by Carol McGrath (2021) – 13th century, England
19. John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk (2012) – 17th century, England
20. The Hardie Inheritance by Anne Melville (1990) – 20th century (WWII), England
21. The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea (2021) – 20th century (WWII), Scotland
22. The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor (2021) – 17th century, England
23. The Horseman by Tim Pears (2017) – 20th century, England


Read Christie 2021

Hosted by

JANUARY – A story set in a grand house…
The Body in the Library

FEBRUARY – A story featuring love
Sad Cypress

MARCH – A story featuring a society figure
Sparkling Cyanide

APRIL – A story set before WWII
Murder in Mesopotamia

MAY – A story featuring tea
A Pocket Full of Rye

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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