Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2020


The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past.

Here are the details of the challenge:

The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2020.
Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created.
Everyone can participate! If you don’t have a blog you can post a link to your review if it’s posted on Goodreads, Facebook, or Amazon, or 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 use the direct URL that will guide us directly to your review)
Any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted (Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction, etc.)
Also there are the following different reading levels to choose from:

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

I am aiming for the Ancient History level, because last year I read 23 historical fiction novels, so I think that should be manageable.


  1. The Lady of the Ravens by Joan Hickson – 1485 England Henry VII
  2. Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements – 1941 Germany
  3. The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd – 1816
  4. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey – 1939 England
  5. Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan – 1950s England & America
  6. The Last Protector by Andrew Taylor – 1668 England
  7. The Lost Lights of St Kilda by Elisabeth Gifford – 1927 and 1940s UK and France
  8. The Deep by Alma Katsu – 1912 and 1916
  9. A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Berry 1870s America
  10. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 1596 England
  11. V2 by Robert Harris 1944 England and Germany
  12. Thin Air by Michelle Paver 1935 the Himalayas
  13. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 1860s New Zealand
  14. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 1946 onwards America
  15. The Winker by Andrew Martin 1976 with flashbacks to 1951 London and Nice