The 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.
Deposed by David Barbaree A Night of Flames by Matthew Harffy
The Painter of Souls by Philip Kazan Essex Dogs by Dan Jones
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Traitor in the Ice by K. J. Maitland
The Foundling by Stacey Hall That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn
1800-1899: The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs
A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan Sell Us the Rope by Stephen May
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
Yinka, where is your huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn How To Save a Life by Clare Swatman
The Future: Villager by Tom Cox