When Are You Reading? Challenge 2019

The When Are You Reading? Challenge for 2019, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words has now ended. It involved reading a book predominantly set in each of the twelve time periods. I didn’t manage to read a book for each time period, missing the earliest two, that is Pre 1300 and 1300 -1499.

For the period 1500 – 1699 I have divided it into 1500 – 1599 and 1600 – 1699 as I read books set in both centuries. And for some of the periods I have read several books but have chosen just one to include in my list:



1500-1599: The Man on a Donkey by H F M Prescott

1600-1699: The Seeker by S G Maclean

1700-1799: The Potter’s Hand by A N Wilson (a re-read my link takes to the review when I first read it in 2014)

1800-1899: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

1900-1919: Greenmantle by John Buchan

1920-1939:  The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

1940-1959: Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce

1960-1979: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

1980-1999: The Lost Letter from Morocco by Adrienne Chinn

2000-Present: 2013 The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

The Future: The Passengers by John Marrs

Links from the titles will take you to my reviews.

One thought on “When Are You Reading? Challenge 2019

  1. Well done, Margaret! I do like historical novels, and you’ve got a terrific range here. There are a few here that I want to explore, myself…


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