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Date Posted: 11/29/2016 3:06 PM ET
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Claim your spots!!  This is where you will list your progress throughout the year!

 

 

Madams and Monsieurs, I present to you our menu for the 2017 Historical Fiction Challenge.  The challenge begins on January 1, 2017 and ends 11:59pm on December 31, 2017.  There are four levels of dining to choose from.  You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

 

 



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author   When Falcons Fall by CS Harris  Read 1/9/17

2) Read a "new to you" author  The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd   Read 9/10/17

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham  (Poldark #3)  Read 4/7/17

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages   Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity  Who Buries the Dead by C.S Harris  Read 1/7/17

3) Read a book that contains an American president  The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England    Where The Dead Lie by CS Harris  7/25/17

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)  Demelza by Winston Graham Read 2/10/17

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list   

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series Ross Poldark by Winston Graham  (Poldark #1) Read 1/28/17

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900   Romola by George Eliot

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile   Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50  Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst

 

 



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author  The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell 1/7/17

2) Read a "new to you" author  The North Water by Ian McGuire 6/4/17  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 8/4/17

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye 1/20/17  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 8/11/17

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)  Hell Bay by Will Thomas 3/5/17  Cyrus Barker's pekingese, Harm,  League of Dragons by Naomi Novik 5/29/17 Temeraire, the dragon

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread  The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson 4/21/17

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)  What Remains of Heaven by C.S. (my initials before I was married) Harris 7/19/17

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages  The King's Man by Pauline Gedge 2/20/17 629 pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity  Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn 5/19/17 Sabina and Vix

3) Read a book that contains an American president  My Theodosia by Anya Seton 6/14/17 Thomas Jefferson

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England  Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear 6/2/17 Maisie Dobbs (strong heroine)  Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear 8/23/17 (a book set in England)  Arabella by Georgette Heyer 9/3/17 (a convoluted courtship)  False Colours by Georgette Heyer 9/20/17 (an overbearing mother)

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)  The Tiger Queens:  The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton 2/5/17  This one has all three elements

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list  The Sun Over Breda by Arturo Perez-Reverte 4/30/17

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries  Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear 6/22/17  England and France

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages  Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr 4/5/17

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series  Imperium by Robert Harris 4/2/17

6) Read a historical romance  The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer 6/9/17  The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer 8/17/17

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era  All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani 6/16/17

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50  The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick 2/9/17



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APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title The Chilbury Ladies' Choir - Jennifer Ryan 8/13

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread Their Finest Hour and a Half - Lissa Evans 6/16 Follows the making of a feature film financed by the Ministry of Information in 1941 and all the writers, actors, and crew members during the Blitz in London.  It reminded me of Mrs. Miniver, so I watched that too, with an eye towards the "propaganda" nature of the film.  I really enjoyed the book. Good story, characters and atmosphere.  I don't see how folks survived the daily bombardment.  We tend to forget.

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders 3/18 Very original ghost story

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal 2/13 A delightful bit of magic in Jane Austen's time.

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England Demelza - Winston Graham 4/17 Even better than Bk 1

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!) Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly 7/10  a NYC activist, a Polish resistance courier, & a Nazi concentration camp doctor.  Intense, but well done.

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list The Great Stink - Clare Clark 1/22 Neo Victorian, dark in style.

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series Ross Poldark - Winston Graham 3/5. Like the PBS series? Read the books, too.

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era The Midwife of Hope River - Patricia Harman 7/20 Set in WVa coal country during 1929-1930. Moonshine and blackberry wine in everyone's pocket. Birth, death, love and loss. Lots of activist history and union wars, too. 4 stars

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

 



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Madams and Monsieurs, I present to you our menu for the 2017 Historical Fiction Challenge.  The challenge begins on January 1, 2017 and ends 11:59pm on December 31, 2017.  There are four levels of dining to choose from.  You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

 

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APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspeare done 3/26

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen done 8/17

2) Read a "new to you" author

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas done 1/3

Artistotle Detective by Margaret Doody done 1/2

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline done 7/5

The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randell done 9/4

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly done 5/25

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

  • Murder at Rough Point by Alyssa Maxwell done 4/20 Patch the Dog

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson done 6/1

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Reilly done 4/5

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert done 3/19

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

1. Steam and Sensibility by Kirsten Weiss 9/4

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick -- Eleanor of Aquataine done 1/20

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

Victoria in the Wings by Jean Plaidy done 3/8

Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell done 4/15

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

King's Evil by Edward Marston done 1/10

Revenger by Rory Clements done 7/23

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner done 1/29

Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner done 4/12

Murder in Time by Julie McElwain done 6/10

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn done 8/5

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

Deed of Murder by Cora Harrison done 6/12

The Amorous Nightingale by Edward Martston done 6/22

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

Season in Darkness by Maureen Jennings done 7/9

A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt done 8/15

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel done 8/18

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

The Riddle of St Leonard's by Candace Robb

The Concubine's Tattoo by Laura Joh Rowland done 9/9

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author Before the War-Fay Weldon 3/17/17

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title The Hollywood Daughter-Kate Alcott 3/19/17

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages The Confessions of Young Nero-Margaret George 3/14/17

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity If I Could Tell You-Elizabeth Wilhide 6/4/17

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts The Illusionist's Apprentice-Kristy Cambron 5/19/17

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England The Nightingale-Kristin Hannah 1/5/17

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!) The Light Between Oceans-M.L.Stedman 2/4/17

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane-Lisa See 4/9/17

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series Maisie Dobbs-Jacqueline Winspear 5/27/17

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era Becoming Bonnie-Jenni Walsh 6/7/17

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60 In the Name of the Family-Sarah Dunant 3/9/17

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50 A Bridge Across the Ocean-Susan Meissner 5/29/17



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Looking forward to this challenge!

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

  • The Summer Queen, by Elizabeth Chadwick
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2) Read a "new to you" author

  • Hanging Mary, by Susan Higginbotham,  finished 1/26/17
  • Rare Objects, by Kathleen Tessaro, finished 8/19/27

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

  • Deadly Scandal, by Kate Parker (completed 5/18/17)

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

  • The Heretic's Daughter, by Kathleen Kent (7/22/17)

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

  • A Bespoke Murder, by Edward Marston (set in London) , finished 9/4/2017

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

  • The Secret Life of Violet Grant, by Beatriz Williams, finished 6/27/17

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

  • Louise's War, by Sarah R. Shaber, finished July 15, 2017

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

  •  My Lady Judge, by Cora Harrison    (completed 5/5/17)

 

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

  • The Impersonator, by Mary Miley, finished 7/13/17

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author: Vagabond by Cornwell

2) Read a "new to you" author: Property by Valerie Martin (9/17) 5 stars 

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title: Jamrach's Menagerie by Birch

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals): The Siege by Kadare

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity: Under the Skin by Blake

3) Read a book that contains an American president: The Glorious Cause by Shaara

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England: Bring up the Bodies by Mantel

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list: Paradise Alley by Baker

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries: Outlander by Gabaldon

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West: Epitaph by Russell

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50: An Officer and a Spy by Harris

 



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Una's spot:

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

      Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters #2) by Amy Stewart

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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Madams and Monsieurs, I present to you our menu for the 2017 Historical Fiction Challenge.  The challenge begins on January 1, 2017 and ends 11:59pm on December 31, 2017.  There are four levels of dining to choose from.  You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

[possible books:

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

Codename: Verity

The Heiress of Winterwood

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

The Bartered Bride Collection (Rhubarb the Cat and Ramon the dog figured prominently in most of the stories) 2/7/17

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

The Outcasts

Flight of the Sparrow

The Hundred-year House

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

The Fairest Beauty :: Melanie Dickerson  3-29-17

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

The Healer's Apprentice :: Melanie Dickerson  3-21-17

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal (Strong Heroine)  3/6/17

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

The Wood's Edge

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

The Hundred-year House

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

A Texan's Promise

The Outcasts

5) Read the first book in a series

A Texan's Promise

The Heiress of Winterwood

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

6) Read a historical romance

A Texan's Promise

The Heiress of Winterwood

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

 - The Homesman :: Glendon Swarthout (Author born 1918, book published 1988 = 70 years old) - 1/22/17

 



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author What Darkness Brings by C.S. Harris Finished 3/14

2) Read a "new to you" author The Woman on The Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Finished 2/20

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin Finished 3/14

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters Finished 4/17

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals) The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor (Initials A.T. match my maiden name) Finished 4/13

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister Finished 4/11

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel Finished 6/6

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England - The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas (set in England) Finished 1/1

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!) The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel (Funeral and Birth) Finished 1/16

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list Death at Whitechapel by Robin Paige Finished 4/23

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages - The Iron Water by Chris Nickson Finished 1/6

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders Finished 2/27

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era Renting Silence by Mary Miley Finished 1/22/17

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60 Mrs Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney by Emily Brightwell Finished 7/4

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50 - The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (69 at time of publication) Finished 1/4



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  You must read at least 1 book from each course.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

  1. The Conspiring Woman by Kate Parker.....2/13/17

2) Read a "new to you" author

  • The Nun's Tale by Candance Robb.....1/29/17
  • The Woman on the Orient Express by Lyndsay Jayne Ashford....2/5/17

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

  • New York Nocturne: The Return of Miss Lizzie by Walter Satterthwaite.......2/28/17

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.......2/14/17

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

The Watchmaker's Daughter by C.J. Archer.......1/17/16

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England.........Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee.....1/6/17

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list.......A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell.....1/3/17

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages.....Half a Mind to Murder by Paula Paul......2/10/17

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series........The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders.....1/15/17

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era......The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald....2/18/17

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60........

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

 



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My place:

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title: Secret of the Seventh Son, Glenn Cooper

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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 You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

There will be a separate thread for lists.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author~~"Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd" by Alan Bradley (ONE of my favorite authors. You can't have just one!!).  Finished April 29.

2) Read a "new to you" author~~ "The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette" by Carolly Erickson.  Finished March 9.

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title~~"Ariadne" by June R. Brindel. Finished April 20.

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity~~"Person or Persons Unknown" by Bruce Alexander. (Jeremy and Mariah). Finished May 7.

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England~~"Murder in Grub Street" by Bruce Alexander (Set in England). Finished April 9.

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)~~"Blind Justice" by Bruce Alexander. (Funeral). Finished April 5.

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list~~"The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. Finished June 21.

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries~~"Nightengale" by Kristin Hannah. Finished August 25.

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages~~"Watery Grave" by Bruce Alexander. (265 pages) Finished April 27.

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series~~"The Alienist" by Caleb Carr.  Finished April 1.

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50~~"Hearts and Bones" by Margaret Lawrence (age 53 at publication).  Finished April 17.

 



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Kelly's 2017 Reading Menu!

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author - The Summer Queen, Elizabeth Chadwick, 8 Jan, 4.5/5

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title - The Flame Bearer, Bernard Cornwell, 15 Mar, 5/5

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread - The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown, 18 Jan, 5/5

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals) - Galway Bay, Mary Pat Kelly

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages - The Angry Tide, Winston Graham, 22 Jun, 5/5

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity- The Forgotten Seamstress, Liz Trenow, 22 Apr, 4/5

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England - The Nonesuch, Georgette Heyer, 9 Apr, 4.5/5

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral - My Notorious Life, Kate Manning, 7 Feb, 4.5/5

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list - The Baker's Daughter, Sarah McCoy, 27 May, 4/5

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries - The Butterfly & the Violin, Kristy Cambron, 13 Mar, 3.5/5

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages - Murder in Chelsea, Victoria Thompson,  3 Apr, 4/5

4) Read a book set in the Old West - Little Century, Anna Keesey

5) Read the first book in a series - The Steps to the Empty Throne, Nigel Trantor OR Road to Jerusalem, Jan Guilou

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60 - News of the World, Paulette Jiles,  22 Mar, 4/5

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50 - The Reluctant Midwife, Patricia Harman,  5 Jun, 4.5/5

 

MIDNIGHT SNACKS

1) The Girl Who Came Home, Hazel Gaynor,  17 Apr, 4/5

 



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Linda's spot!

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author  The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell  1/4/17

2) Read a "new to you" author 2/12/17  The Butterfly and the Violin, by Kristy Cambron

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  4/5/17  Mary Coin, by Marisa Silver

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)  4/12/17  The Homesman, by Glendon Swarthout 

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initials)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages  4/20/17  Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity  5/18/17  All the Stars in the Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani

3) Read a book that contains an American president  5/27/17  Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts  3/2/17  The Witch Hunter's Tale, by Sam Thomas

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England   (strong heroine, a somewhat convoluted courtship, set in England)  2/18/17  Everyone Brave is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave 

 

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)  a wedding and a birth -  2/23/17  Stillwater, by Nicole Helget

 

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list  4/29/17  Island beneath the Sea, by Isabel Allende

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries (2 countries: Scotland & Italy) 3/11/17 The Heartbreaker, by Elizabeth McNeill

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages  1/26/17  The Rebel Wife, by Taylor M. Polites

4) Read a book set in the Old West  3/15/17  Eliza Waite, by Ashley Sweeney

5) Read the first book in a series  3/18/17  Netherwood, by Jane Sanderson

6) Read a historical romance  5/23/17 The Talisman Ring, by Georgette Heyer

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60   1/12/17   The News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50   Bittersweet, by Colleen McCullough  1/7/17



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author  Where the Dead Lie by C S Harris - finished around 5/18/17

2) Read a "new to you" author The One Man :: Andrew Gross  finished 3/4/17

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland finished 6/29/17

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts The Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling - finished 4/20/17

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England-  Hell Bay by Will Thomas - finished 1/10/17

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!) Child of the Morning :: Pauline Gedge

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list Lucifer's Harvest (The Chronicles of Hugh De Singleton, Surgeon) :: Mel Starr - finished 3/16/17

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries Louise's War by Sarah Shaber  (USA and France)- finished 5/ 23/17

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages The Iron Water (Tom Harper, Bk 4) :: Chris Nickson

4) Read a book set in the Old West What Gold Buys (Silver Rush, Bk 5) :: Ann Parker

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile - The Prisoner of Tordesillas by Lawrence Schoonover

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50 The Reckoning (John Madden, Bk 4) :: Rennie Airth



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 You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

There will be a separate thread for lists.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

2) Read a "new to you" author  The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title   Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, Bk 2) by Elizabeth Wein

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries  Dreaming Spies by Laurie R King

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages   A Question of Inheritance (Very English, Bk 2) by Elizabeth Edmondson

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series  The Glass Sentence (Mapmakers, Bk 1) by S. E. Grove

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50  The Bones of Paris (Touchstone, Bk 2) by Laurie R King



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You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

 

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author  

2) Read a "new to you" author  The Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin, 1/14/2016, 4 stars

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)   Two dogs appear in Voyage on the Great Titanic by Ellen Emerson White.  One, named Kitty, belongs to Mr. Astor while the other was named Florence, which belonged to Mrs. Carstair, the heroine's employer.  $/7/2017, 5 stars

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread  The Lake House by Kate Morton, 8/12/2017, 3/5 stars.  The book is lengthy and slow in parts but the plot is convoluted and interesting.  I liked the characters but as I read the novel I sometimes felt like I was reading a group of short stories about connected characters that eventually come together in the climax.

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages  Gone to Soldiers by Marge Percy, 700 pages, 6/18/2017, 5 stars

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity  The Little Russian by Susan Sherman

3) Read a book that contains an American president  The Chameleon by Sugar Rautbord  (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), 8/31/2017. 4 stars

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts  Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, 6/8/2017, 3.5 sters

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England  The China Lover by Ian Buruma (strong heroine), 4/28/2017. 3 stars 

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)  A Secret and Unlawful Killing by Cora Harrison, 3/10/2017, 4 stars

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list  The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, 7/10/2017, 4 stars.

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countriesThe Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, 5/30/2017, 4 stars

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages  The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir, 6/5/2017, 5 stars

4) Read a book set in the Old West  Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart, 2/11/2017, 3 stars

5) Read the first book in a series  The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, 3/23/2017, 4.5 stars

6) Read a historical romance  The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900  Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger, 1/11/2017, 4 stars

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile  The Lacemaker by Janine Montupet, 2/28/2017, 4.5 stars

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50  Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

Who Buries the Dead [Sebastian St. Cyr, Bk 10] by C, S. Harris 4-30-2017 (5stars)

2) Read a "new to you" author

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron  2-20-2017

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: Nine Adventures from the Lost Years (Pegasus Crime)
Author: Ted Riccardi  3-18-2017 (3stars)

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

Blood Riders  Author: Michael P. Spradlin 4-17-2017 (4stars)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this threadBe

Between the Thames and the Tiber by TedRiccardi

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

The Shadow Revolution [Crown & Key, Bk 1] by Clay and Susan Griffith  4-27-2017 (4.5 stars)
 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

 

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

Lady X's Cowboy  Author: Zoe Archer  3-24-2017 (3stars)

3) Read a book that contains an American president

The Anarchist :: John Smolens

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft A Death at the Dionysus Club  Author: Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold 4-9-2017 (3stars)

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

Always Come Home by Maureen Driscoll (ebook) 1-2-2017 (31/2 stars)

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

Shotgun Wedding :: Maggie Osborne  3-12-2017 (3stars)

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds by Manly Wade Wellman  1-11-2017 (4stars)

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

Sherlock Holmes - the Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove  1-23-2017 (4stars)

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead by George Mann 1-18-2017 (4stars)

4) Read a book set in the Old West

Sorcha by Rachel Wesson (ebook) 2-28-2017 (3stars)

5) Read the first book in a series

Enchanting the Lady (Relics of Merlin, Bk 1) by : Kathryne Kennedy  5-4-2017 (4stars)

6) Read a historical romance

The Bride of Willow Creek by Maggie Osborne 3-13-2017 (4stars)

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

Ghosts of Manhattan (Ghost, Bk 1) by George Mann 2-10-2017 (2 1/2 stars)

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

Sherlock Holmes - the Patchwork Devil   by Cavan Scott (4stars) 2-23-2017

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

Raffles  by: E. W. Hornung  8-6-2017 (3stars)

4) Re-read your favorite book

Tea With the Black Dragon (Black Dragon Bk. 1) by: R. A. MacAvoy

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

Sex Wars a Novel of the Turbulent Post-civil War Period by Marge Piercy

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50

Rumpole on Trial (Rumpole, Bk 9) by: John Mortimer



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Nancy's 2017 Reading Menu!

You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author 

2) Read a "new to you" author   Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall 1/15

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals) 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 5/1

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philippe Sendker 6/15

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England 

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list  The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran 7/18

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries  The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris 3/24

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West 

5) Read the first book in a series 

6) Read a historical romance

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era  The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty 1/30

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile  Mudbound by Hillary Jordan 3/13

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50 

 



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MINE!

You can pick and choose to your hearts content, but you must read at least 1 book from each course.

Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author

  1. The Vampire of Plainfield by Kristopher Rufty 3-2

2) Read a "new to you" author

  1. Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne  4-7 

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title

  1. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy 2-7

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)  

  1. House of Dark Delights by Louisa Burton 1-3  Cat named Darius.  He's actually a shapeshifter!

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

  1. The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson  5-27 

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

  1. Frog Music by Emma Donoghue 1-10  Menage, lesbian

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

  1. Magic & Manners (Austen Chronicle, Bk 1) by C. E. Murphy 2-19

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

  1. The Hatmaker's Heart: A Novel by Carla Stewart 1-22

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

  1. The Witches of Cambridge by Menna van Praag  4-20

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

  1. The Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, Bk 1) by Kristy Cambron 1-14  WW2 and present.  Austria, Auschwitz, and USââ

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

  1. Crazy Greta by David Hardy  4-30  

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

  1. Restless Spirits (Spirit Series volume 1) by Jordan L. Hawk 1-18
  2. Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) :: Jodi Taylor  4-17

6) Read a historical romance

  1. The Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters, Bk 1) by Lucinda Riley  6-5

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

  1. Champion of the Scarlet Wolf Book One by Ginn Hale 3-25

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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Level 1:  Drive Thru -  Read 6 books

Level 2:  Early Bird Special  - Read 10 books

Level 3:  Fine Dining  -  Read 14 books

Level 4:  Connoisseur  -   Read 20 books

 

APPETIZER

1) Read a book by your favorite author  

2) Read a "new to you" author

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title  The Thirteenth Tale : Diane Setterfield  1/17/17

4) Read a book that contains a significant animal in it (example:  the horse Ghost in Outlaw, Hedwig the owl in Harry Potter...etc.  If the animal has a name, it counts!)

5) Read a book not in a series and leave a review in this thread

6) Read a book whose author or a character shares a name with you (first name, last name, initals)

 

MAIN COURSE

1) Read a book 500+ pages

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity

3) Read a book that contains an American president

4) In honor of the 20th anniversary release of Harry Potter, read a book that features magic, sorcery, withcraft or any other nefarious dark arts

5) In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, read a book that contains either a convoluted courtship, a strong heroine, a rakish rogue, an overbearing mother, or a book set in England

6) Read a book that features a wedding, a birth, or a funeral (kuddos to you if the book contains all three!)

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series

6) Read a historical romance

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era

2) Read a book whose main character is older than 60  Orphan Train : Christina Baker Kline  1/14/17

3) Read a classic novel published before 1900

4) Re-read your favorite book

5) Read the oldest book on your TBR pile

6) Read a book that, at the time of publication, was written by an author who was older than 50



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