Since I joined the blog-o-sphere in mid-2010, I wasn't able to properly participate in any reading challenges, so I'm taking full advantage of as many as I can in 2011!
The first is a general historical fiction challenge, hosted by Historical Tapestry. I'm aiming for the Severebookaholism level, or 20+ books. This should be no problem at all, since I read 29 HF books in 2010!
Another challenge that sounds right up my alley is the Henry VIII challenge, put together by All Things Historical Fiction. The challenge requires you to read at least three books somehow relating to Henry VII (which again, should be no problem!)
My three (initial) picks are:
1. Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
2. No Will But His by Sarah Hoyt
3. The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger
There will be MANY more added to this list, be sure to check out the Challenges tab I will be creating soon to find out the rest of my picks!
Lastly, All Things Historical Fiction has another challenge that I in no way could pass up - the Jean Plaidy & Victoria Holt Challenge. Since Jean Plaidy is one of my all-time favorite authors, this one will be a real treat.
My tentative picks for this challenge are:
1. The Loves of Charles II
2. Mary, Queen of France
3. The Lady in the Tower
I have a niggling feeling that these are not all the challenges I will attempt. Anyways, like I said earlier, I'll be creating a new tab in a day or two that will have an expanded version of this!