Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Royal Mistress Challenge 2011

January 1 - December 31, 2011

The Misadventures of Moppet is once again hosting The Royal Mistress Challenge. She writes:
I had so much fun running the challenge this year that I’m bringing it back for 2011. Not least because I still want to read all the royal mistress titles I didn’t get to this year!
There are five categories in the challenge:
  1. Novels about real, historical mistresses and favourites of royalty (either kings or junior royals), such as Nell Gwynn, mistress of Charles II, or Piers Gaveston, favourite of Edward II. Complete list here.
  2. Novels about fictional favourites of royalty, such as Amber St Clare, fictional mistress of Charles II, heroine of Kathleen Winsor’s Forever Amber.
  3. Non-fiction about royal mistresses and favourites.
  4. Other media: films, documentaries, TV or radio programs on the subject of royal favourites.
  5. Works by mistresses and favourites (books, letters, memoirs…)
Rules for the challenge:
  1. Join any time
  2. You don't have to have a blog to join
  3. Re-reads and overlaps with other challenges are okay
  4. Books read before 2011 do not count toward this challenge (but can be used towards the 2010 challenge)
  5. You can choose from five different levels of participation:

    • Orange Girl – Read one book
    • Maid of Honour – Read up to three books
    • Courtesan – Read up to five books
    • Official Mistress – Read up to seven books
    • Secret Wife – Read more than seven books!

If this challenge interests you, you might want to subscribe to Miss Moppett's blog as she will be publishing some interesting posts in the weeks to come about:
  • royal mistress books to be published in 2011
  • suggestions for novels about historical royal mistresses
  • suggestions for novels about fictional royal mistresses
  • suggestions for non-fiction about royal mistresses
Learn more and sign up by visiting the sign up post.