Monday, September 15, 2008

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge completed!

I didn't think I'd manage to finish this one, but for some reason I was thinking of historical fiction as a quite narrow category - once I realised that it's not, I had no problem completing this great challenge!

It was hosted by Annie from Reading, Writing and Ranting - thanks Annie, it was great fun! History really is hot. :-)

Here's what I read - my original list was quite different, but hey, there's too much joy in list-writing to resist!

href="http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/2008/09/book-thief.html">The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

My favorites were definitely The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind and Star of the Sea - I'm pretty sure all three will make it onto the year's list of best books. My least favorite was The American Boy, which I didn't even manage to finish.

Doing this challenge reminded me how much I love history, I definitely want to read more of this genre in the future.

4 comments:

Lezlie said...

I don't think I've stuck to the original list for a single one of the challenges I've done, completed or not. Even in the TBR Challenge I've read two off the alternates list! :-)

Well done, Joanna!
Lezlie

RachelWP said...

Great work with finishing this up! Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres- I particularly like Philippa Gregory and Allison Weir.

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I really enjoyed this challenge as well. I love historical fiction :)

joanna said...

lezlie - i don't think i have either!

rachel - i haven't read anything by either author, but have heard good things so they're on my list.

amanda - glad you enjoyed it too! ;-)