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 2023

Hosted by The Intrepid Reader.

Books read:

Note: As last year, I am recording some additional statistics here (setting, source etc) to help with my end-of-year round up posts. NG = NetGalley. OC = Own Copy. NA = New (to me) Author

1. The Giant, O’Brien by Hilary Mantel – 1998, Ireland/England, 18th century, OC
2. A Marriage of Fortune by Anne O’Brien – 2023, England, 15th century, NG
3. My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor – 2023, Vatican/Italy, 20th century (WWII), NG
4. For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy on My Little Pain by Victoria MacKenzie – 2023, England, 15th century, NG, NA
5. The Whispering Muse by Laura Purcell – 2023, England, 19th century, NG
6. Weyward by Emilia Hart – 2023, England, 20th/17th century, NG, NA
7. Lady MacBethad by Isabelle Schuler – 2023, Scotland, 11th century, NG, NA
8. The Shadows of London by Andrew Taylor – 2023, England, 17th century, NG
9. The Lodger by Helen Scarlett – 2023, England, 20th century, NG, NA
10. These Days by Lucy Caldwell – 2023, Northern Ireland, 20th century (WWII), OC, NA
11. The Secrets of Hartwood Hall by Katie Lumsden – 2023, England, 19th century, NG, NA


Read Christie 2023

Hosted by the official Agatha Christie website

Planned reads:

JANUARY – Jealousy
Cards on the Table

FEBRUARY – Blunt object
Hickory Dickory Dock

MARCH – Anger
The Moving Finger

APRIL – Poison

MAY – Betrayal

JUNE – Gunshot

JULY – Love and lust

AUGUST – Fall from a height
Death Comes as the End

Appointment with Death

OCTOBER – Stabbing

Endless Night

DECEMBER – Strangulation

3 thoughts 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 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

  2. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys says:

    What a great list of books – it’ll take me a while to look at all the reviews and pick the ones I want to read, but I’m up to the task and look forward to finding some new ones! I don’t read nearly this many historicals a year, but I’m glad someone does so I can just get the BEST ones! ha.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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