Sunday, January 9, 2011

The YA Historical Fiction Challenge: Sign-Up Post

For the past month or so, I have been resisting the urge to sign up for this challenge. Why? I don't know why exactly, but I think it had something to do with the fact that I've already signed up for a half dozen challenges and don't want to over-commit myself. But then, I was thinking more about it (and I spent all day reading an awesome HF novel) and decided to go ahead and sign up.

I don't read a ton of historical fiction YA, but I love it whenever I do. Books like The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys are some of my favorite reads. So, I am hereby committing myself to reading 15 YA historical fiction titles this year. Off to finish title #1!

I know a bunch of you have already signed up, but if you're still interested/ want more info then check out the YA Bliss site.


  1. I can definitely recommend Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly as a book to read for this challenge. I guarantee you will like it.

  2. YES! Read Revolution. Wonderful book! Thanks for joining the challenge and good luck ;)

  3. i am impressed at all the challenges you have joined! i think i only read about 8 historicals last year. i always seem to enjoy them but for some reason never seek them out.

    i read between shades of gray while i was away camping on holidays over the new year. it was SO good. i think the story will story with me forever. (i've left it with my mother in law for now :)

    i also have chains on my shelf. not sure why i haven't prioritised reading it? this post has made me bump it up and decide to read ti this month!

    good luck with your challenge!




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