Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2019 - My Sign Up Post

Hosted by: Passages to the Past.
Challenge period: 1st January to 31st December, 2019
Sign up: anytime during the year

All the details are available on the sign-up page.

There are six different reading levels: 20th Century Reader (2 books), Victorian Reader (5 books), Renaissance Reader (10 books), Medieval (15 books), Ancient History (25 books) and Prehistoric (50+ books).

Any sub-genre is acceptable: Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Family Sagas, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Historical Fiction, Military and Nautical Historical Fiction etc.

I'm signing up for the Prehistoric level (50+ books) and these are some of the books I would like to read for this challenge (in no particular order):

01. Fled by Meg Keneally
02. The Girl from Eureka by Cheryl Adnams
03. The French Photographer by Natasha Lester
04. Secret Shores by Ella Carey
05. The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl
06. Forgotten Places by Johanna Craven
07. And Then Mine Enemy by Alison Stuart
08. Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader
09. The Blue Mile by Kim Kelly
10. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
11. Fortune's Son by Jennifer Scoullar
12. Broken Faces by Deborah Carr
13. Distant Hills by Nora Ryell
14. Shadows in a Photograph by David McMichael
15. Opal Dragonfly by Julian Leatherdale
16. The Huntress by Kate Quinn
17. The Turn of Midnight by Minette Waters
18. The Great Level by Stella Tillyard
19. The Juliette Code by Christine Wells
20. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
21. Tides of War by Stella Tillyard
22. The Body in the Boat by A.J. McKenzie
23. The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper
24. The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick
25. Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne
26. Fortune's Son by Jennifer Scoullar
27. The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans
28. Midnight Blue by Simone van de Vlugt
29. Bear No Malice by Clarissa Harwood
30. A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan
31. Bellewether by Susanna Kersley
32. Wrecker by Noel O'Reilly
33. Bloody Colonials by Stafford Sanders
34. House of Glass by Susan Fletcher
35. Of Love and Duty: Nelson, the Hamiltons, the Prince & Miss Knight by S.R. Whitehead
36. The Night Raid by Clare Harvey
37. Whirligig: Keeping the Promise by Richard Buxton
38. My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner
39. Glass Island by Gareth Griffiths
40. The Unburied by Charles Palliser
41. The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
42. By Gaslight by Steven Price
43. Lillian's Eden by Cheryl Adam
44. The Three Colonels by Jack Caldwell
45. Beyond All Frontiers by Emma Drummond
46. No Place for a Lady by Gill Paul
47. The Raven's Augury by L.J. Shea
48. The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg
49. The Road to Newgate by Kate Braithwaite
50. An Abiding Fire by M.J. Logue
51. Reasons to Kill God by I.V. Olokita
52. Brandon - Tudor Knight by Tony Riches
53. Georgiana Darcy by Alice Isakova
54. Valentines from Bath by Jessica Cale, Sherry Ewing, Jude Knight, Amy Quinton & Caroline Warfield
55. Captain Cook's Apprentice by Anthony Hill
56. The Alchemist of Lost Souls by Mary Lawrence
57. The Catherine Howard Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
58. Finding Eliza by Heather Whitford Roche
59. Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati
60. The Spirit of Grace (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries #1)by Terry Lynn Thomas
61. The House of Secrets (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries #2) by Terry Lynn Thomas
62. The Drowned Woman (The Sarah Bennett Mysteries #3) by Terry Lynn Thomas
63. Artist on Campaign by Caroline Miley
64. Bittersweet Tapestry by Kevin O'Connell
65. The Name Beneath the Stone by Robert Newcome
66. Shepherd by Catherine Jinks
67. Katherine Tudor Duchess by Tony Riches
68. Entertaining Mr. Pepys by Deborah Swift
69. Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor


  1. Good luck with this! I love both of the Charles Palliser books, particularly The Quincunx, and I really enjoyed The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle too. I'm also taking part in this challenge at the Prehistoric level, but haven't made a list of books for it.

    1. Thank you. I'm hoping to get to those books soon. I can't help myself :-) I have to make a list although it will change over the course of the year!