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My Progress:

14 / 30 books. 47% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (5)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut
- Delaware (1)
- Florida
- Georgia (1)
- Hawaii (1)
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- New York (5)
- North Carolina (4)
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- Ohio (1)
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- Oregon (2)
- Pennsylvania (2)
- Rhode Island (1)
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- Texas (3)
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38 / 51 states. 75% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

32 / 50 books. 64% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

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42 / 52 books. 81% done!

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30 / 40 books. 75% done!

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16 / 40 books. 40% done!

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11 / 25 books. 44% done!

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19 / 26.2 miles (2nd lap). 73% done!

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30 / 100 books. 30% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

74 / 104 books. 71% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

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87 / 165 books. 53% done!
Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-Up Post

One of the goals I made for my 2021 blogging year was to host my own reading challenge. I did it and, although it wasn't a terrible success, it wasn't a total failure either! I learned some things (like don't make the prompts so hard that no one can finish them), which is always good. Thank you to the two lovely ladies who took the challenge with me. None of us quite completed the challenge, but that's okay. I think we at least read some good books.

Since I don't plan on doing any more reading for the challenge today or tomorrow, I'm admitting defeat. Here's what I ended up reading/not reading:

About a war other than World War II Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh

Takes place before 1800 The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

Set in a country you do not live in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Main character travels on a ship, train, or covered wagon Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Set in a decade you don't usually choose to read about Cuba in My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas

A major holiday is celebrated A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus

Takes place in a city or region where you have lived The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Features time travel to the past Houdini and Me by Dan Gutman

About a historical disaster, natural or otherwise Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee

With a proper noun in the title Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce

- Features a real female hero from the past

Book that relates somehow to your own family history (the main character emigrates from the same country your ancestors did, the MC participates in a historical event your family member did, about someone you're related to, etc.) Beyond the Mapped Stars by Rosalyn Eves

Written by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) author We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Features a main character with a different ethnicity, religion, or culture than your own The Length of a String by Elissa Brent Weissman

Has an animal on the cover Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

A ghost story Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland

- Features a castle or an old house

- Set in South or Central America

A mystery The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

Set in the decade that one of your parents was born in War and Mollie McGonigle by Karen Cushman

- Concerns an event of historical significance that happened during your lifetime (or your parents' lifetimes if you were born after 2000)

Features a search for gold or other kinds of treasure Behind the Masks by Susan Patron

A person in period clothing on the cover Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm

Based on a true story Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

- A main character who is Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley 

21 out of 25 isn't bad at all, so I'm not going to be too hard on myself for not finishing my own challenge. Ha ha.

For the one of you who asked, no, I will not be bringing the challenge back next year. I wasn't a very good hostess this year and I've got other projects to focus on in 2022. We'll see what happens in 2023!

For the two other participants in the challenge, here's a final Linky to use for posting any reviews or wrap-up posts related to the challenge. Thanks again for hanging in there with me. I appreciate the support! Oh, and if you did finish the challenge and I owe you a book, please let me know.


  1. I think finishing 21/15 categories is awesome. Good for you! :)

  2. I did pretty well, too, but will confess that I counted a couple books for more than one category. Oops! Thank you for hosting.

  3. Wow, excellent job! 20 out of 25 is AMAZING.


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