Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 "Reading Through Time" Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

So here are the rules, which are almost identical to the rules for the Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge I am also hosting:

1.) The challenge starts January 6, 2015 and ends  December 31, 2015.

2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is historical fiction, and yes this genre is a wide one in terms of defining historical fiction but I trust your judgment if you think it is in the historical fiction genre it probably is. Even those mysteries you might read for the Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge might even qualify since a lot of them occur in the past.

3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel. Audio books and e-books also count.

4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. There will be two link-ups on each reading challenge post, one is a text link-up for those of you who are participating without a blog/through Goodreads/or through another way and then a thumbnail link-up for those of you that are participating from a blog.

5.) There will be a book giveaway each month and for initially signing up.

As an incentive each month’s link-up post (including this sign-up link-up post) will be followed by another link-up post that will be a giveaway of a work of historical fiction from my own bookshelf, just a note that these are used books but I would never give away something not up to par so even though it is used it is still in good condition.

The post for the giveaway and reading challenges are separate you will be able to see which book I am giving away and then you get to decide whether you want to enter for the giveaway or not, you do have to sign-up to enter the sign-up giveaway and then for the monthly giveaway you will have had to link-up a read for that month.

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank, which are named after historical fiction authors, at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:

5 books= Anthony Doerr

10 books = Kate Morton

15 books = Sarah Waters

20 books = Linda Lafferty

25 books = Hilary Mantel

30 books= Philippa Gregory

35 books= Ken Follett

40+ books= Diana Gabaldon

So even though we are off to a late start I hope that you all will be able to join along with us!

This reading challenge is hosted by A Bookish Girl. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.