Announcing the 2016 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Passages to the Past!

Wow, it's that time again! I am thrilled to announce the 2016 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Passages to the Past! Sign Ups are open and ready for all that would like to join the challenge.

Here are the Reading Challenge details:

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:
  • Everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)
  • Add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review)
  • Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, etc.)

During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:

20th century Reader - 2 books
Victorian Reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History - 25 books
Prehistoric - 50+ books

To join the challenge you only need to make a post about it, add your link in Mr. Linky below or just leave a link to your blog if you are not yet ready to post about it yet. If you don't have a blog you can just leave a comment for this post saying that you are joining.

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2016.

I look forward to having you join me in reading and enjoying the best in historical fiction over the 12 months.

Don't forget to grab the Reading Challenge Button below! And please share about the Reading Challenge to your fellow friends and readers!


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  1. Ancient History - 2016!
    Thank you....

  2. I would love it if I could reach the Renaissance!!

  3. Linking up! Thanks Amy! I think I'll aim for Prehistoric again, even though I didn't get there this year.

  4. Thanks again for hosting! Will be aiming for Prehistoric once again; just missed it this year.

  5. So glad you're doing this challenge. The historic fiction challenge I did last year was deleted some time ago, and I love reading these kinds of books, so I'm glad to join your challenge. I'm going to try to get up to 25 books, more if possible.

    I invite you to check out the challenge I'm hosting next year (it's my first one ever):

  6. I'll be a "Victorian Reader" again. Thanks so much for hosting this!

  7. Missed last year's challenge & I've been looking forward to this challenge. Can't wait to indulge my love of historical fiction!

  8. I love historical fiction! I am signing up for the Medieval level :)

  9. I'm going to tackle "Ancient History" this year. Thanks for hosting this challenge again!

  10. I'm looking forward to see what this year will bring for reading. Krysta Guthery

  11. I'd like to say I'll reach Renaissance level, but it will probably be just over Victorian (I don't read all that many books a year, due to my dyslexia) However, I'm already half way to the 20th Century reader, because I'm reading a historical fiction book right now, and I have three more ARCs in waiting that are historical fiction books.

  12. That time again, ne? WOW..... So last year I got a bit burned out with the specific genre and level I strived for. So I'll be taking it a bit easier this year and striving for a book a month, so somewhere between the Medieval and Renaissance level.

    This year, I'll be reading historical fiction that is "new" to me, be it about a historical person I'm not familiar with, from a time period I've not read much on before, a little known aspect on a larger historical event, or an area of the world I've not read about or only a little about before. So looking forward to a productive 2016! :)

  13. Thanks for hosting again! I will be aiming for the Prehistoric level again this year.

  14. Really hoping to hit 15 and Medieval Level this year! I read 13 last year but I can defffiinnitteellyyy do better than that :)

  15. Participating again at the same level as last year - Prehistoric. Looking forward to another great year of reading.

  16. Just joined and linked my sign-up post for the medieval level. Good luck everybody :-)

  17. There are so many exciting reads to be released very soon in 2016! ( And I still have some to read that I have never gotten to, of course! Thanks so much for hosting this again!!

  18. Well, I am intrigued, but I have to think a bit before I commit to the challenge; in the meantime, perhaps you and your followers/commenters would stop by my blog and respond to the posting/questions about historical fiction:
    I look forward to your visit and comments because I want to make sure we are talking about the same thing when we say the words "historical fiction".

  19. Thought I'd join in on a historical fiction reading challenge for the first time! I think the Ancient History Level should be a good challenge!

  20. First time participating in this challenge but I have been loving historical fiction this year. I just finished In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson and loved it! Thanks for hosting!

  21. First time participating also. Love historical fiction, Wish there was an "Early Modern" reading level, my favorite period and so often overlooked.

  22. Many of the books I have recently picked up to read have been historical fiction, and I have really enjoyed them. I want to read more, so this is the perfect challenge for me.

  23. how did I miss this?? I'm late to the game but I'm thinking I'm going to have to get all medieval on ya! :)

  24. Well, I met my goal and read and reviewed 6 historical fiction books this year. I have to say historical fiction was never on my favorite genres list- but it is now. I really enjoyed the hf novels I read this year! Thanks for hosting!


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