Sunday, November 28, 2010

YA Historical Fiction Challenge 2011

January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2011

Stephanie of Books Are a Girl's Best Friend is hosting her very first challenge, the YA Historical Fiction Challenge.  Here's what she says:

When I wrote back in September at the end of Book Blogger Appreciation week that one of my blogging goals was to hold a challenge, I had in mind that it was going to be a YA historical fiction challenge because it is my favourite genre and what I read and review most. Also, as far as I know from searching around the Internet over the last couple of months, there isn't a historical fiction challenge particularly for young adult books. It is a wonderful genre that is growing in popularity very quickly as there have been many fantastic releases this year and upcoming ones for 2011. I hope it will encourage people to try the genre and make them fall in love with history!

The Challenge

Are you looking for  an escape from the contemporary world?
Are you a big historical fiction fan who has never delved into the YA section of the genre?
Or maybe you have been meaning to try a new genre for a while....?
Or are you a YA historical fiction lover already?

If so, this challenge is for you!


You can choose any of the following levels to aim for. I have started it from just reading one YA historical fiction novel in 2011 for those who just want to get a small taste of the genre to start off with:

1) Inquisitive- read 1-3 YA HF novel in 2011
2)  Fascinated- Read 5 YA HF novels in 2011
3)  Captivated- Read 10 YA HF novels in 2011
4)   Head over heels in love- Read 15 YA HF novels in 2011
5) Addicted-  Read 15+ YA HF novels in 2011


  • All books read for the challenge must be YA (or for slightly younger children.) For the purposes of this challenge, anything set in the past and centering around the historical period will count.
  • The challenge is open to everyone
  • It does not matter when the books were published or what time period they were set in but you may want to set yourself a small goal e.g. read 2 2011 releases
 To join, go to the YA Historical Fiction Challenge.