Friday, December 3, 2010


Ya Bliss (Sab)  has tossed out a challenge I cannot refuse.  


I'm hosting this challenge hoping readers will embrace this awesome genre within YA that is full of outstanding books and many upcoming releases. I will have exclusive giveaways for participants during the year. Lets see how it goes and I will post again with updates. Share the word! (feel free to grab the image as button)

Sab provides us with a definition of Historical Fiction.

Historical fiction: tells a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the principal characters tend to be fictional. Writers of stories in this genre, while penning fiction, attempt to capture the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the persons or time(s) presented in the story, with due attention paid to period detail and fidelity. (Wikipedia)

And she gives us some lists to help us get started!

UPDATE! Some Lists:

She breaks the challenge into Manageable Bites.

Choose your level:
Level 1: 5 YA HF books in 2011
Level 2: 10 YA HF books in 2011
Level 3: 15 YA HF books in 2011

And lays out the rules.  What's a challenge without rules.? 
  • All Historical Fiction books must be YA or MG
  • Books don't have to be 2011 releases.
  • .Anyone can join.
  •  Please link to a public (web) place where I, (YA BLISS) can find you.
  • You can join at anytime.
  •  The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
To enter, visit Sab's blogpost and fill out the form!  

I, Joyce Moyer Hostetter, accept the challenge at Level 3. (I have some serious reading to catch up on as you'll be able to tell from my list which will grow in the side bar as I select titles.)


  1. Yay! Awesome that you joined. Good luck ;)

  2. Thanks Sab! I so appreciate the historical fiction challenge. Historical fiction rocks!
    And clearly, you do also!

  3. This is great and I missed it on your blog. Got it via Becky's blog today. thanks for sharing!