2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past this historical fiction challenge has several reading levels. There are monthly check ins with links to post your reading progress and reviews.

I am going for The Victorian Reader. I love historical fiction, but find that most of my review commitments are for other genres.

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

The challenge runs from January 1 – December 31, 2019


  • Choose your level.
  • Read any sub-genre of historical fiction (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, etc.)
  • You don’t need a blog to participate.
  • There will be a monthly link for reviews.

In Social Media, be sure to use this hashtag: #2019HistFicReadingChallenge

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS SEND AN EMAIL TO AMY. Her email address is: passagestothepast@gmail.com

Many of my book blogger friends have already signed up for this challenge already.

If YOU want to sign up for this challenge CLICK HERE.

You don’t have to make a list in advance, but these historical fiction titles are ones I have review commitments for:

  1. The Widows”  by Jess Montgomery
  2. Without the moon” by Cathi Unsworth
  3. The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by Natasha Solomons
  4. In Farleigh Field” by Rhys Bowen
  5. The Wartime Sisters” by Lynda Cohen Loigman

If you join in this challenge, I wish you luck!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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18 Responses to 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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  3. macsbooks311 says:

    I’ve joined as well. My first review should be up on the blog tomorrow. So far, so good. Good luck to you as well.

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  4. I love this challenge! Glad you will be joining in 😊


  5. 5 seems like a reasonable commitment! Trying really hard to fight the urge to do challenges this year. I’m always attracted to tons of them, and then I never finish even one (well, except the GR challenge). If I can manage to finish the one that I’ve committed to this year, I’ll toy with doing one like this next year!

    I’d wish you good luck, but I don’t think you need it. 😉


  6. I also joined this challenge and have posted my first review as well. Here is the link – https://debjanisthoughts.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/the-revolutionist-by-robert-tucker-bookreview/

    I’m looking forward to your posts on this challenge. 🙂


  7. I’m newer to historical fiction so I probably am not ready for a challenge, but I have to say I’m excited to read about it!!!

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  8. Amy Bruno says:

    Thank you so much for joining my Reading Challenge & for posting about it! I am so glad that you will be joining us this year! Can’t wait to see what historical fiction you read this year 🙂

    Passages to the Past

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  9. ron877 says:

    This sounds like fun and I want to join. I sent a question to Amy about clarification on what books qualify. For example, I think Barbara Tuchman writes great historical fiction as she personifies events but I am sure she classified herself as a historian, not a writer of historical fiction. Hilary Mantel was a bit more forthright in pointing out her strong adherence to historical accuracy with Wolf Hall but admitted when an author creates dialogue there must necessarily be fiction.

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  10. Christopher says:

    I’m excited to see your reviews for this!

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  11. carhicks says:

    Yayyy, great to have you join in. I think you might read more than that, you tend to read some good Historical Fiction dual timeline things that have tempted me over the years. Good Luck Lynne.


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