Thursday, December 2, 2010

YA Historical Fiction Challenge

I am delighted to join YA Bliss' recently announced YA Historical Fiction Challenge.  She will be sponsoring giveaways for participants throughout the year as part of the Challenge.

Of course, as a historical fiction junkie, I'm going to go for the top level of the challenge:  15 YA/MG historical fiction for 2011.  For this challenge, the titles don't have to have been released in 2011, but I will be reading 15 new YA historical fiction titles.  I also am challenging myself to do at least six interviews with historical fiction authors whose books I have reviewed on my blog.

Some of the titles I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing on my blog include:

Anya's War, by Andrea Alban (Feiwel and Friends)
Death Cloud:  Young Sherlock Holmes, by Andrew Lane (Farrar Strauss & Giroux)
Daughter of Xanadu, by Dori Jones Yang (Delacorte)
Fallen Grace, by Mary Hooper (Bloomsbury)
In the Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap (Bloomsbury)
Second Fiddle, by Rosanne Parry (Random House)
Johnny Swanson, by Eleanor Updale (David Fickling Books)
Timeless, by Alexandra Monir (Delacorte)
The Year We Were Famous, by Carole Estby Dagg (Clarion)
The Revenant, by Sonia Gensler (Knopf Books)
The Friendship Doll, by Kirby Larson (Delacorte)
Sylvia & Aki, by Winifred Conkling (Tricycle Press)

I'm sure I'll discover many more to add to my list as the year goes on!


Sonia Gensler said...

I love the idea of a historical fiction challenge! Thanks for including REVENANT -- I'm going to bookmark this post because I want to check out your other choices. (Particularly intrigued by the new Kirby Larson!)


The1stdaughter said...

Oh this challenge scares me! But I can definitely see why it appeals. I've only read a few historical fiction books in the recent past that I really LOVED. So good luck! From the sounds of it you won't need it at all, should be more like...ENJOY! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Good Reading (And interviewing) to you Margo.

Here is a newer YA Historical Fiction Writer I'd like to mention -
Janet Fox, author of FAITHFUL, a YA historical fiction romance set in Yellowstone National Park.
I recently heard her present on an author's panel, regarding the Female Hero Journey & the entire session provided illumination.
This should be a link -


Fourth Musketeer said...

Thanks! I read Faithful and reviewed it here, and am looking forward to the sequel as well. I met Janet at Kidlitcon in Minneapolis as well!

Sab H. said...

Thank you for joining Margo! Excellent choices... And I'll email you about the other stuff you asked as soon as I'm done with my finals ;)

D.M. McGowan said...

You don't have "Partners" or "Homesteader" in your list.
An oversight I'm sure.