Monday, December 13, 2010

Two Historical Fiction Challenges for 2011 ~ Chivalrous Deeds and Tour de Genre


Chivalorous Deeds

Chivalrous Deeds ~ Historical Fiction Challenge 2011

Hosted by ~ Bippity Boppity Book.

The Object of the Challenge: As a Knight or Lady Knight, to visit as many courts as possible.

Begins 1 January 2011 and finish on 31 December 2011. There will be two prizes for this challenge. (Badge links to the host’s challenge page) .


  1. You can visit any court from any point in history as long as the book you are reading is Historical Fiction.
  2. You can visit the same court more than once but not consecutively. Knights and Lady Knights have many great deeds to perform and so must not tarry at one court for too long!
  3. No books started before 1 January 2011 will count for this challenge.
  4. Participants can only win 1 prize in this challenge.
  5. Entries will be counted by posting a link to your review of the book.
  6. You do not have to have a blog to participate as long as you are posting a review somewhere and can provide a link to it (Paperbackswap, Goodreads, Librarything etc...).


Historical Tour de Genre Reading Challenge ~ hosted by Bitsy Bling (Badge links to challenge post).

From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011


  • Read at least one book from each sub-category.
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • 6 books, one from each category, or sub 2 with alternatives if you prefer.


  1. Historical Mystery/Whodunnit/Gas-Lit Century/Victorian
  2. Historical Horror
  3. Historical Romance/Regency: England or European continent
  4. Historical Young Adult ~ ages 14 to 21 yrs
  5. Historical Plantation ~ Depicts life on a plantation/setting
  6. Historical Thriller

Alternatives: (up to two potential substitutes from the genres below; must have historical settings)

  • GLBT
  • Fantasy
  • Western 
  • Paranormal
  • True Crime

Challenge site host has a variety suggestions and a lot more information on each subgenre.

Books for the challenges will be taken from Shellie’s historical fiction shelf on Goodreads, and they will overlap.

Come and join in especially if you enjoy historical fiction from any period!


Bitsy Bling Books said...

Welcome and BIG thanks for joining the Historical Tour de Genre reading Challenge. I'm also going to join in the other historical fiction challenge you have posted here. I hadn't heard about this one, but I know I will have some cross overs. I'm a historical fiction junkie!

Bitsy Bling Books

Unknown said...

Thanks Charlie -
Loved the theme for your challenge, with all the different sub genres. That way we will get a feel for them.

I had the top challenge already on my list and thought it would be great to overlap them.

Looking forward to the challenges, and your reviews!

Holly said...

Shellie-Glad you are joining me for Chivalrous Deeds and thanks for making this post. Now I know about Charlie's challenge and I'm going to do that one too! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Holly -
I am glad you historical challenge hosts are now connected.

I am looking forward to your reviews.

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