Bookbloggers 2021 Fiction Reading Challenge #BB2021FRC @fictionophile

fictionophile-2021-reading-challengeI came across this reading challenge on Lynne’s Fictionophile blog earlier this year and it occurred to me I should take another look to see how many of the categories I still have to match. It turns out the answer is one, for which I need your help!

A man/boy’s name – Nick by Michael Farris Smith

The name of an animal – The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

The name of a season – The Dead of Winter by S. J. Parris

The word secret or secrets – A Book of Secrets by Kate Morrison

A number – One Last Time by Helga Flatland

Time – A Hundred Million Years and a Day by Jean-Baptiste Andrea

A body of water – A Long Petal of the Sea by Isobel Allende

The name of a bird – Suggest one, please!

If you’re taking part in this or any other reading challenges, how are you getting on? And thanks to Lynne for coming up with yet another challenge I couldn’t resist taking part in!

When Are You Reading? Challenge 2021 Update

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The When Are You Reading? Challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and involves reading a book predominantly set in (or written in) each of twelve time periods.  I’ve finally managed to match all twelve categories – yay! – although my list has changed a bit from my provisional one. Links from the titles will take you to my review.

Are you taking part in the challenge and, if so, how are you getting on?


Pre-1300:           Masters of Rome (Rise of Emperor’s #2) by Gordon Doherty & Simon Turney

1300-1499:        Children’s Fate (The Meonbridge Chronicles #4) by Carolyn Hughes

1500-1699:        The Drowned City by K. J. Maitland

1700-1799:        Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

1800-1899:        To The Dark by Chris Nickson

1900-1919:        Mrs England by Stacey Halls

1920-1939:        Game of the Gods by Paolo Maurensig

1940-1959:       The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

1960-1979:       The Unfortunate Englishman (Joe Wilderness #2) by John Lawton

1980-1999:       Connectedness by Sandra Danby

2000-Present:  Forgotten Lives by Ray Britain

The Future:    The High-Rise Diver by Julia Von Lucadou, translated by Sharmila Cohen