When Are You Reading? 2022 – Challenge Completed!

when-are-you-reading-2022-final-1The When Are You Reading? Challenge hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words is one of my favourite reading challenges.  It involves reading a book predominantly set in (or written in) each of twelve time periods.

I’m delighted to say I’ve now matched all the time periods and completed the challenge ahead of time. There were quite a few changes from my original list with, sadly, those that were replaced still languishing in my TBR pile.  However, there’s always next year… Links from each title will take you to my review.

If you love historical fiction but often find yourself sticking to one or two favourite time periods, or if you’re keen to read more historical fiction in 2022, it’s still not too late to join in.


Pre-1300:           Deposed by David Barbaree A Night of Flames by Matthew Harffy

1300-1499:        The Painter of Souls by Philip Kazan Essex Dogs by Dan Jones

1500-1699:        Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Traitor in the Ice by K. J. Maitland

1700-1799:        The Foundling by Stacey Hall That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn

1800-1899:        The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs

1900-1919:        A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan Sell Us the Rope by Stephen May

1920-1939:        The Summer House Party by Caro Fraser Fortune by Amanda Smyth

1940-1959:       These Days by Lucy Caldwell

1960-1979:       The Reading Party by Fenella Gentleman

1980-1999:       The Matchmaker by Paul Vidich

2000-Present:   Yinka, where is your huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn How To Save a Life by Clare Swatman

The Future:       Villager by Tom Cox

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