Friday, March 21, 2008

Historical Reading Challenge


The Historical Reading Challenge is being hosted by Annie at Reading, Writing, and Ranting

Dates: Aprils 1st - October 1st

Rules: Read 6 Books

Here is my tentative starting list.

  1. Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

  2. Beneath a Marble Sky (John Shors)

  3. I, Mona Lisa (Jeanne Kalogridis)

  4. Harem (Dora Levy Mossanen)

  5. The Sixteen Pleasures (Robert Hellenga)

  6. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafron)

Alternates

  • Peony in Love (Lisa See)

  • The Intelligencer (Leslie Silbert)

  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Lauren Willig)

  • The Masque of the Black Tulip (Lauren Willig)

  • The Alchemist's Daughter (Katharine McMahon)

  • The Samurai's Garden (Gail Tsukiyarria)

  • The Quincunx (Charles Palliser)

  • Sophie's Choice (William Styron)

  • The Birth of Venus (Sarah Dunant)

Pre-Challenge

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) 3.23.08


ACTUAL LIST


  1. Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) 6.19.08

  2. Beneath a Marble Sky (John Shors)

  3. I, Mona Lisa (Jeanne Kalogridis) 5.26.08

  4. Harem (Dora Levy Mossanen)
  5. The Sixteen Pleasures (Robert Hellenga)

  6. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafron) 6.22.08

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)

The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)

When We Were Gods: A Novel of Cleopatra (Colin Falconer)

3 comments:

Lezlie said...

I can't wait to see your review for "I, Mona Lisa"! I read that last year and just loved it! I have her earlier book, "The Borgia Bride", on the list for this spring/summer.

Lezlie

Annie said...

Hi Juli. Thanks for joining the challenge! The buttons are from the TV show The Tudors. Fantastic series. Can't wait to read your reviews :-)

Annie said...

Juli I've opened up a yahoo group for the challenge called Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Group. Feel free to join or if you send me an email at anniebucknall at hotmail dot com I'll send you an invite.

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