Sunday, May 8

Challenge: Historical Fiction

 Historical fiction tells a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the principal characters tend to be fictional. Writers of stories in this genre, while penning fiction, attempt to capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s) presented in the story, with due attention paid to period detail and fidelity. - Wikipedia
Another one! Now, I don't know about you, but I just love historical novels. If done well, they give you a real flavour of the time and place in which they're set - which is something you just don't get in books set in the modern world, because it's taken for granted that we all know what a Blackberry is, and that you access the internet through your computer. Historical novels bring a whole new dimension to the story, which is something I really love.

So what better than the Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by YA Bliss?

Here's how it works.

You choose your level:

Level 1: 5 YA HF books in 2011
Level 2: 10 YA HF books in 2011
Level 3: 15 YA HF books in 2011
  • All Historical Fiction books must be YA or MG
  • Books don't have to be 2011 releases.
  • Anyone can join. Please link to a public (web) place I can find you.
  • You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
And that's it! Easy, huh? I think so too. I'm going to attempt Level Three, although thinking of 15 historical novels I haven't already read is a bit tricky, to be honest... ! I'll keep y'all updated =]
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