Sunday, December 18, 2022

2022 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

Last January I joined this challenge with the intent of reading 25 historical fiction books. I also planned to leave a review for each book on Amazon or Goodreads. Then I saw the beautiful book blogs others had created and wanted to try it myself in order to leave my reviews all in one place. Nearly a year later here I am ending the challenge with my blog and it all started here! Thanks to Marg at The Intrepid Reader and Baker for hosting this challenge.

Below is my list of books I read in 2022. Reviews for each book can be found on my blog ShellieLovesBooks. My goal was 25 books and I read 27 (not counting other genres like history, etc.) so I'm pretty pleased with that. Something I noticed was the number of sequels and certain authors I gravitate to. While it is fun to read and review new books I find it hard to let go of characters I love. In the coming year I'm going to try to work on more classics and new books but it will be a challenge!

Happy reading everyone!

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
Lionheart by Ben Kane
Silence in Hanover Close by Anne Perry
Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters
Uneasy Lies the Crown by N. Gemini Sasson
Of Lands High and Low by Martha Keyes
Highland Spirits by Amanda Scott
The Land Beyond the Sea by Sharon Kay Penman
A Christmas Odyssey by Anne Perry
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Crocodile On the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
A Very English Murder by Verity Bright
To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy
The Jane Seymour Conspiracy by Alexandra Walsh
Queen of Swords by Judith Tarr
Murder At the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell
Death At the Dance by Verity Bright
A Witness To Murder by Verity Bright
A Christmas Deliverance by Anne Perry
Enemy in the House by Mignon G. Eberhart
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Isabeau by N. Gemini Sasson
The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters



  1. Congratulations on reaching your goal! I read Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone this year too and I've also read and enjoyed The Land Beyond the Sea and the two Elizabeth Peters books - I must continue with that series soon.

    1. I guess I missed that you had read Bees too...I will have to read your review. Or maybe you didn't review that one. I know we don't have time to review every book.

  2. Good work! I've enjoyed a few of these.