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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-Jean Plaidy Katherine of Aragon 01/08

2) Read a "new to you" author-Lauren Oliver Before I Fall 01/15

3) Read a book with either a number, color, or proper name in the title-Sisters One, two, Three Nancy Star 01/12

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 Jacobite Trilogy DK Broster

2) Read a book about forbidden love, in any capacity 1930 ML Gardner 04/22/17

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 Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country Rosalind Miles 06/15

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!) Without Getting Killed or Caught/Tamara Saviano 01/01

 

DESSERT

1) Read a book on your TBR list Brief Gaudy Hour Margaret Campbell Barnes 02/16

2) Read a book set in 2 time periods, or 2 countries The Girl with No Name Diney Costeloe 03/01

3) Read a book with less than 300 pages Elizabeth's Heart 284 pgs. ML Gardner 03/17

4) Read a book set in the Old West

5) Read the first book in a series The Evening Star ML Gardner 03/2017

6) Read a historical romance The Shoemaker's Wife Adrianna Trigiani 10/17

 

FINE WINES

1) Read a book about or set during the Prohibition Era Drifter ML Gardner 05/03

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 One Thousand White Women Jim Fergus

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

 



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