Welcome to a new year of historical fiction reading and reviewing. This first round up is much bigger than usual as it covers both January and February, on account of the Yearly wrap ups being posted in January.
Overall, historical fiction is off to a great start with 51 reviews on 34 books written by 31 authors, so far for the year.
To break it down though:
January – 27 reviews on 23 books written by 21 authors
February – 24 reviews on 16 books written by 15 authors
I thought January would be much higher with all of the summer reading but you are all so dedicated to historical fiction that you’re keeping up the momentum beyond the summer holidays! Thank you, to all of you who consistently read and review historical fiction for our challenge, your support is leaving a firm imprint on the Australian literary scene for women writers and historical fiction.
Let’s take a look at which books were our most reviewed for this double period:
Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander – 3 reviews and 1 interview
The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper – 4 reviews
Shell by Kristina Olsson – 3 reviews
The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner – 3 reviews
The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks – 2 reviews
All the Tears in China by Sulari Gentill – 2 reviews
Sulari Gentill also had three other titles reviewed this month: A Decline in Prophets, A Few Right Thinking Men and Miles Off Course. The popularity of these books never seems to wane!
Sunshine by Kim Kelly – 2 reviews
The Stars in the Night by Clare Rhoden – 2 reviews
Until we meet again in March, happy reading and I look forward to seeing what historical eras you’ve all been travelling through.
About Theresa: Writer, avid reader, keen reviewer, book collector, drinker of all tea blends originating from Earl Grey, and modern history enthusiast. I enjoy reading many genres but have a particular interest in historical fiction. You can find me and all of my book related news and reviews at Theresa Smith Writes, Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter @TessSmithWrites