Here’s another challenge I can’t ignore! It’s hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It involves reading a book predominantly set in each of the twelve time periods.
I read a lot of historical fiction so I’m hoping I’ll find a book for each of these periods. And it includes non-fiction as well!
- 1500-1699: 1536-7 The Man on a Donkey by H F M Prescott
- 1500-1699: 1654: The Seeker by S G Maclean
- 1500-1699: 1655: Destroying Angel by S G MacLean
- 1500-1699: 1667: The King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor
- 1500-1699: 1686: The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea
- 1700-1799: 1768 – 1805: The Potter’s Hand by A N Wilson ( a re-read)
- 1800-1899: 1850s The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
- 1800-1899: 1876-8 Mrs Whistler by Matthew Plampin
- 1900-1919: 1913: Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
- 1900-1919: 1916: Greenmantle by John Buchan
- 1920-1939: 1923 -34 The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
- 1920-1939: 1928 A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody
- 1940-1959: 1941: Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce
- 1940-1959: 1950s (and beyond): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- 1960-1979: 1973 (and later): Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
- 1980-1999: 1984 (and 2009) The Lost Letter from Morocco by Adrienne Chinn
- 2000-Present: The Family Secret by Tracy Buchanan
- 2000-Present: 2013 The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
- The Future: The Passengers by John Marrs
Determination of what year a book belongs in is the decision of the participant. On the whole, choose a year where the largest part of the action occurs or the most important event.