HERE WE GO... This is a challenge to sharpen the mind, go back & visit times long since forgotten in this day in age. The Back to History Challenge is designed to encourage readers to stretch themselves in the history genre. I am truly interested in getting people to venture into unfamiliar territories of literature. So...take this challenge and discover what history has to offer you!
A FEW RULES... All participants should try to mix up their reading choices. Please do not have ALL biographies, or ALL memoirs, etc. There is no limit on any sub-category, but remember...this is supposed to be a CHALLENGE. You should be getting out of your comfort zones and finding something new to explore. You should read one historical non-fiction, or historical fiction novel a month. Ultimately...let’s have fun!
You must formally sign up through Mister Linky to participate in the Travel Back to History Challenge Challenge, which will take place during the months of January - December 2008. Mister Linky is providing a place to store all the participants' sites for everybody to peruse. If you choose to join, you must have your final list posted by Dec 30, 2008.
To sign up with Mr. Linky, visit Shannon's site HERE!
Here are my twelve choices, though they may change, according to my reading interests changing or the books being unavailable to me through the local library. I may also change my mind if new books come out that I'm more interested in than the ones I've listed. This is allowed.
1. The Ever-After Bird by Ann Renaldi - a historical fiction of the Underground Railroad.
2. Hidden in Plain View: a Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jaqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard.
3. In the Company of Secrets by Judith Miller - a historical fiction set in Pullman Illionois in the 1880s.
4. Fire by Night by Lynn Austin - Civil War historical fiction.
5. Blood Red Ochre by Kevin Major - a story of Canada's Boethuck native peoples who lived in Newfoundland and are now extinct.
6. Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin - Civil War historical fiction.
7. Scajawea by Ann Lee Waldo - historical fiction of the native woman who traveled with Lewis and Clarke.
8. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom - non fiction of the woman who was a leader of the Dutch Underground during WWII.
9. Buckskin and Broadcloth: A celebration of E. Pauline Johnson by Sheila M.F. Johnston and Raymond R. Skye - non fiction.
10. On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane - historical non-fiction about the Ingalls trip from South Dakota to Missouri taken from Laura's diary.
While searching for titles that interested me (I used Amazon) I found many others that I would love to read as well. Please take up the challenge and join.