December 1, 2011

YA Historical Fiction Challenge 2012

I'm hosting again this challenge on 2012! I can't believe it's been a year already. I will have to do things a little different this year, but hopefully better too. I will have exclusive giveaways for participants during the year. Spread the word! (as always, feel free to grab the image as button)

 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)

Some Lists:
- My Amazon YA Historical Fiction list
- My Goodreads Historical Fiction shelf!

Choose your level:

Level 1: 5 books
Level 2: 10 books
Level 3: 15 books
  • All Historical Fiction books must be YA or MG
  • Books don't have to be 2012 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, 2012 to December 31, 2012


A Few Good Books
A Trillian Books
All By Myshelf

Beverly A. Stuart 
Books and their Wordly Realm
Buttery Blogs

Cat Winters
Cafe com Bla Bla Bla
Charlotte's Library 
Crescent's School Library

Diary of a Book Addict
Dreaming of Books

Elysabeth's Emerald City
Emmegail's Bookshelf

Five Alarm Book Reviews
For Those About to Read...
Fragments of Life
Fridge Fulla Books 

Jewell B.

Katie's Tales of Books and Bands
Kim Beaumont

L'amour Books
Library of Clean Reads
Logan E. Turner

Mandarin Blues
Michelle Nielsen
Musings From a Modern Bluestocking

Not Another Book Blog
Nyx Book Reviews 

Oak Brook Public Library Blog
Oh, For the Love of Books!

Pages and Pomegranates
Paranormal Indulgence
Put Your Soul on Paper

Rainy Day Ramblings 
Rambling Bookmarks
Reading Challenged
Rebecca's Book Blog
Room 304

Shannon Hitchcock
Small Review
So Many Books, So Little Time
So Simply Sara

The Book Cellar
The Book Monsters
The Book Scout
The Cherry that Pissed Off my Pie
The Haunting of Orchid
The Mod Podge Bookshelf
The Young Adventuress
Ticket to Anywhere
Translate My Heart
Tripping Over Books
Turner's Antics

Words I Write Crazy

YA Book Nerd


    1. Yes! I'm SO glad you're doing this challenge again. I've been sort of stalking your blog waiting to see if you were going to host it again :) I will definitely participate! (I'll have my post up later this month). Thank you!

    2. Oh yay, I'm glad you are doing this again. I will have to remember to make a sign up post.

    3. My post will be up on Sunday. I already know two of the books I'm going to do. Shadows of St. Louis by Leslie DuBois due out Feb. 2012 and Bright Young Things by Anna Goldberson. Oh, does it count as historical if it took place four years ago? Leslie DuBois has another book that is set in 2008 during the Obama election.

    4. If you had a share this set of buttons attached to your posts, I'd be happy to reblog it and post on my facebook and twitter pages. But for now, I'll do a posting on my plurk which goes out to my FB and twitter pages and will do a link back to posting to this one on my blog - E :)

      Elysabeth Eldering
      Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery
      "The Proposal" (an April Fools Day story), a humorous romance ebook
      "The Tulip Kiss", a paranormal romance ebook
      "Bride-and-Seek", a paranormal romance ebook
      "Butterfly Halves", a YA fantasy ebook

    5. I'm definitely doing this challenge? Adding on to what Priscilla is asking, how long ago is "historial"?

    6. I have just been reading historical novels as a background to writing again. I read Janet Lunn's The Hollow Tree about the loyalists coming to Canada after 1776.
      Another book I read was Marianne Brandis Rebellion Both are excellent.
      I wrote a historical novel in 201 called An Unexpected Friendship: Amherstburg 1846 which brings in the 1838 rebellion and freedom for slevaes arriving at the port of Amherstburg

    7. I signed up for level 3. I hope I can find 15 new books to read. YA HF is my favorite genre.

    8. I guess that would count as historical fiction if it's indeed fiction and not a memoir or non-fic. I can't answer how long ago, I suppose that if it's a historical event say, 9/11 for example I'll count it :)

    9. Im excited to do this challenge! I signed up for Level 2!

    10. I love YA historical fiction, so this is the perfect challenge for me. :-) Let's see if I can survive level 3!

    11. Hi, just wondering, is there a place to post reviews for this?

    12. I'd love to sign up. Are we supposed to be reviewing the books as we read them, or just making a blog post listing them?


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