Monday, 9 February 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT | Forgotten Histories Reading Challenge!
Today I have a very exciting announcement: next month I'm going to be partnering up with the lovely Amy Bruno @ Passages to the Past to bring you the Forgotten Histories Reading Challenge! This year Amy is hosting the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, which you should totally join if you haven't already, and now she's been kind enough to partner up with me for a four week challenge created with the intention of reading more diverse historical fiction!
You all know I love my historical fiction, but I don't think I read as widely as I could - I've lost count of the amount of books I own which are set at the Tudor court! This isn't an entirely bad thing; when you find a period of history that you love it's only natural that you'd try to read as much from that period as possible, but it can be tricky to read diversely that way.
That's where the Forgotten Histories Reading Challenge comes in! I want to get myself reading some historical fiction that's a bit different from the stuff I usually read, and I'd love it if you joined me!
So, throughout the four weeks from the 2nd-29th of March there'll be four different reading challenges:
Week 1 - Read an alternate history book (e.g. Dominion by C. J. Sansom)
Week 2 - Read a book with a non-white protagonist (e.g. The Queen's Secret by Victoria Lamb)
Week 3 - Read a book with an LGBT protagonist (e.g. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters)
Week 4 - Read a book that is NOT set in Europe (including Britain) or North America (e.g. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin)
Each week I'd love to see pictures of what you're reading on Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr, or just update your blog with a new post if you'd prefer - I'm just nosy, and sharing books like these is a great way to get more people reading them! If you do turn to whatever form of social media suits you best, be sure to use the hashtag #2015FHRC so the rest of us can find what you're reading!
This challenge is open to everyone, whether you're an avid reader of historical fiction or you're a complete newbie to the genre, and as I'm partnering up with Amy anything you read will of course count towards The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, too!
To join up just add your link below!