Thursday, December 2, 2010

YA historical fiction challenge

Since I love young adult and middle grade historical fiction, I was super excited to see that Sab H. at YA Bliss is hosting a 2011 YA Historical Fiction Challenge. For the challenge, you can read young adult or middle grade historical fiction. My goal was level 3, which was to read at least 15 YA or MG historical fiction books, however as you can see I already passed my goal! You can read more about the challenge and sign up for it at this link.

Here are the books I finished for this challenge in 2011, along with my reviews. I guess I did really well, since I ended up reading way more than 15 books.

1. In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap
2. Dear America: Cannons at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory
3. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
4. My Story: Factory Girl by Pamela Oldfield
5. Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
6. Daughters of the Sea: May by Kathryn Lasky
7. Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan
8. The Midnight Tunnel by Angie Frazier
9. No Moon by Irene N. Watts
10. The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards
11. Father of Lies by Ann Turner
12. Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace by Sofie Laguna
13. Sigrun's Secret by Marie-Louise Jensen
14. Our Australian Girl: Meet Letty by Alison Lloyd
15. Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang
16. Belle's Song by K.M. Grant
17. Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
18. Titanic, Book 1: Unsinkable by Gordon Korman
19. My Royal Story: Henry VIII's Wives by Alison Prince
20. The Revenant by Sonia Gensler
21. Titanic, Book 2: Collision Course by Gordon Korman
22. Forgiven by Janet Fox
23. Fateful by Claudia Gray
24. The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
25. Dear America: With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney
26. Our Australian Girl: A Friend for Grace by Sofia Laguna
27. Our Australian Girl: Poppy at Summerhill by Gabrielle Wang
28. Meet Marie-Grace by Sarah Masters Buckey
29. Meet Cécile by Denise Lewis Patrick
30. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
31. Our Australian Girl: Letty and the Stranger's Lace by Alison Llyod
31. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
32. Our Australian Girl: Grace and Glory by Sofie Laguna
33. Our Australian Girl: Letty on the Land by Alison Lloyd
34. Titanic, Book 3: S.O.S. by Gordon Korman
35. Marie-Grace and the Orphans by Sarah Masters Buckey
36. Our Australian Girl: Poppy and the Thief by Gabrielle Wang
37. I Am Canada: Blood and Iron by Paul Yee
38. Troubles for Cécile by Denise Lewis Patrick
39.. Dear Canada: That Fatal Night by Sarah Ellis
40. Dark of the Moon by Tracey Barrett
41. I Am Canada: Deadly Voyage by Hugh Brewster
42. Our Australian Girl: A Home For Grace by Sofie Laguna
43. The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
44. May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
45. Dear America: Behind the Masks by Susan Patron


Stephanie said...

I might have to do this challenge too! I really want to read more historical fiction.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Thanks so much for including me!

Ruta Sepetys said...

Thanks for including me Rebecca!

Becky said...
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Becky said...

I actually want to try this also, in fact just started reading a great historical fiction titled, "Blood, Money, Power" by Michele Marie Tate. The book involves the folklore of the Hearst castle, 1920’s wild and wicked ways and the dazzling lives of Hollywood’s legendary movie stars. Exciting! Love historical fiction, so am sure I can come up with several more titles. Count me in.

Sab H. said...

Oh! I'm so excited you joined. I almost invited you personally since you're like my historical fiction guide, but I'm shy.. :P
I did use one of the Goodreads' lists you started and added to it, hope no one ruins it.
Let me know if it's okay with you to provide this list for the challenge or to link here so people can read your list of titles! :)

D.M. McGowan said...

You have a long list there. Might as well add "Partners" and "Homesteader"

Andrea Alban said...

Hurray to all of you voracious readers! I am the author of Anya's War. I hope to visit your city this year so I can meet you.
What is your favorite bookstore?
All best,
Andrea Alban
Author of Anya's War and The Happiness Tree

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