Saturday, November 27, 2010

Historical Fiction in 2011

Hey everyone!

I have a few really good blogger friends, Sab from YA Bliss happens to be one of the very best!

In all her genius Sab has taken it upon herself to create a YA Historical Fiction Challenge for 2011!

I am really excited, and planning to take on at least 15 historical fiction books this year.

The books don’t have to be released in 2011, just read this year. Read the original post HERE.

These are my tentative books:

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

Hannah: Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill

Helen of Troy by Margaret George

Tamar by Mal Peet

Under a War-Torn Sky by Patricia Elliott

A Troubled Peace by Patricia Elliott

The Bad Queen by Carolyn Meyer

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Pirates! By Celia Rees

The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose by Mary Hooper

Forged in the Fire by Ann Turnbull

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

The Queen’s Pawn by Christy English

Salt by Isabel Zuber

I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter by Lynn Cullen

The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux

The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott

Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell

Dancing Through Fire by Kathryn Lasky

No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt

Troy by Adele Geras

The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Elizabeth Massie

Alright, that is 31 books. Not 15. I lied, well, I under-exaggerated. So you will see reviews for at least 15 of these books in 2011. Leave me a comment letting me know which of these you most want a review on, a top five would be appreciated!

And now, to spotlight some upcoming historical fiction, I present a fraction of my wish list!

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Sigrun’s Secret by Marie Louise Jensen

Forgiven by Janet Fox

The Locket by Stacey Jay

Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen

Deadly by Julie Chibbarro

Eona by Alison Goodman

Father of Lies by Ann Turner

Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer

In The Shadow of the Lamp by Susanne Dunlap

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Ingenue by Jillian Larkin

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon

For more historical fiction, check out this list on Goodreads:


Sab H. said...

Thanks for participating Gabrielle!! I cant wait to read some of those 2011 titles! Good luck :)

Stephanie Dray said...

Thanks for mentioning Lily of the Nile on your wishlist ;)

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Sab- happy to, girlfriend!

Stephanie- I am physced to read and review your book. Let me know if you would be interested in an author interview or giveaway, I would be honored to host you!

Laurel Corona said...

Hi! I loved Margaret George's Helen of Troy. If you are interested in that era you might want to consider PENELOPE'S DAUGHTER, my new historical novel for Penguin/Berkley. It tells the story of the Odyssey from the women's point of view.

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Laurel- I would love to read and review your book, e-mail me at so we can discuss it.