Sunday, November 04, 2018

2019: Historical Fiction, All Ages

Historical fiction, all ages:
Historical fiction = new is anything published after 2000; goal: 104 (52 new; 52 old)

January

1. Veronica. (Sunfire #18) Jane Claypool Miner. 1986. Scholastic. 220 pages. [Source: Bought]
2. I Survived The Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16). Lauren Tarshis. 2018. 144 pages. [Source: Library]
3. With You Always. (Orphan Train #1) Jody Hedlund. 2017. Bethany House. 359 pages. [Source: Review copy]
4. Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness. As told to Robert Specht. 1976. 342 pages. [Source: Bought]
5. Ivanhoe. Walter Scott. 1819. 544 pages. [Source: Bought]
6. The Murder of Patience Brooke. (Charles Dickens Investigations #1)  J.C. Briggs. 2018. Sapere Books. 290 pages. [Source: Review copy]
7. Together Forever (Orphan Train #2) Jody Hedlund. 2018. Bethany House. 343 pages. [Source: Library]
8. The Black Moth. Georgette Heyer. 1921/2009. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
9. Seven Alone. Honore Willsie Morrow. 1926/1977. Scholastic. 240 pages. [Source: Own]
10. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. Jonathan Auxier. 2018. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
11.  Winnie's Great War. Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. 2018. Little, Brown. 244 pages. [Source: Library]
12. The Plot Against America. Philip Roth. 2004. 391 pages. [Source: Library]
13) Searching for You (Orphan Train #3) Jody Hedlund. 2018. Bethany House. 341 pages. [Source: Review copy]
14. Love to Everyone. Hilary McKay. 2018. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
15, Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers. 2012/2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 560 pages. [Source: Review copy]
16. Annelies. David R. Gillham. 2019. 480 pages. [Source: Library]

February
17. The Night Diary. Veera Hiranandani. 2018. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
18. Journey of the Pale Bear. Susan Fletcher. 2018. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
19. Finding Langston. Lesa Cline-Ransome. 2018. Holiday House. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
20. Cotillion. Georgette Heyer. 1953/2007. Sourcebooks. 355 pages. [Source: Review copy]
21. The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. 2006. Random House. 560 pages. [Source: Bought]
22. Ruled Brittania. Harry Turtledove. 2002. 576 pages. [Source: Library]
23. Cate of the Lost Colony. Lisa M. Klein. 2010. Bloomsbury. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
24. I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944. Lauren Tarshis. 2014. Scholastic. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
25. The Crown and the Crucible. (The Russians #1) Michael R. Phillips and Judith Pella. 1991. Bethany House. 416 pages. [Source: Bought]
26. Healing Hearts. Sarah M. Eden. 2019. Shadow Mountain. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
27. Venetia. Georgette Heyer. 1958/2009. Harlequin. 368 pages. [Source: Gift]
28. Hattie Big Sky. Kirby Larson. 2006. 289 pages. [Source: Library]

March
29. . A Clearing in the Wild. (Change and Cherish #1) Jane Kirkpatrick. 2006. Waterbrook. 368 pages. [Source: Review copy]
30. How I Became A Spy. Deborah Hopkinson. 2019. Random House. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
31. Alone in the Wild (The Oregon Trail #5) Jesse Wiley. 2019. Scholastic. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
32. Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc. David Elliott. 2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]
33.  The Truth About Martians. Melissa Savage. 2018. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
34. These Old Shades. Georgette Heyer. 1926/2008. Harlequin. 384 pages. [Source: Bought]
35.  Refugee. Alan Gratz. 2017. Scholastic. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
36.  Number the Stars. Lois Lowry. 1989. (Won Newbery in 1990) 137 pages. [Source: Bought]
37. Stepsister. Jennifer Donnelly. 2019. Scholastic. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
38.  To Kill A Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel. Original text by Harper Lee. Adapted and illustrated by Fred Fordham. 2018 [October 30] 208 pages. [Source: Library]
39. Devil's Cub. Georgette Heyer. 1932/2003. Harlequin. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]

April
40. The Oregon Trail: The Wagon Train Trek. Jesse Wiley. 2019. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
41. The Only Woman in the Room. Marie Benedict. 2019. Sourcebooks. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
42. Song for the Stars. Ilima Todd. 2019. Shadow Mountain. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
43. Courageous. Yona Zeldis McDonough. 2018. [Nov] Scholastic. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]
44. Death at Hungerford Stairs. (Charles Dickens & Superintendent Sam Jones #2) J.C. Briggs. 2018. Sapere Books.  290 pages. [Source: Review copy]
45. Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stevenson. 1886. 276 pages. [Source: Bought]
46. A House Divided (The Russians #2) Michael R. Phillips and Judith Pella. 1992. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
47. Courage to Be Counted. (A Clubmobile Girls Novel) Eleri Grace. 2019. Bugle Call Books. 350 pages. [Source: Review copy]
48.  Resistance. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2018. Scholastic. 385 pages. [Source: Review copy]

May
49. The Good Son: A Story From the First World War Told In Miniature. Pierre-Jacques Ober. Illustrated by Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan. 2019. Candlewick Press. 104 pages. [Source: Review copy]
50.  The White City. (True Colors) Grace Hitchcock. 2019. Barbour Books. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
51. The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Heather Morris. 2018. 262 pages. [Source: Library]
52.  The Wind Blows Free. Loula Grace Erdman. 1952/2006. 271 pages. [Source: Library]
53) Daisies and Devotion (Mayfield Family #2) Josi S. Kilpack. 2019. Shadow Mountain. 304 pages. [Source: Review copy]
54) Crossing Stones. Helen Frost. 2009. FSG. 184 pages. [Source: Library]
55) Les Miserables. Victor Hugo. Translated by Julie Rose. 1862/2008. Modern Library. 1330 pages. [Source: Bought]
56) The Refuge. Ann H. Gabhart. 2019. Revell. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
57. The Pink Bonnet (True Colors #2) Liz Tolsma. 2019. Barbour. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
58. The Wide Horizon. Loula Grace Erdman. 1956/2007. Bethlehem Books. 279 pages. [Source: Library]
59. Voices from the Underground Railroad. Kay Winters. Illustrated by Larry Day. 2018. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
60. Ten Cents A Dance. Christine Fletcher. 2008. Bloomsbury. 356 pages. [Source: Review copy]
61. The Gown. Jennifer Robson. 2018. 371 pages. [Source: Library]
62. The Convenient Marriage. Georgette Heyer. 1934. 322 pages. [Source: Bought]
63. The Good Land. Loula Grace Erdman. 1959/2007. Bethlehem Books. 185 pages.

June
64. Murphy's Law. Rhys Bowen. 2001. 240 pages. [Source: Library]
65. Beverly, Right Here. Kate DiCamillo. 2019. Candlewick Press. 256 pages. [Source: Review copy]
66. The Lady of the Lakes: The True Love Story of Sir Walter Scott. Josi S. Kilpack. 2017. Shadow Mountain. [Source: Library]
67.   Death of Riley. (Molly Murphy #2) Rhys Bowen. 2002. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
68. In Farleigh Field. Rhys Bowen. 2017. Lake Union. 397 pages. [Source: Review copy]
69. For the Love of Mike (Molly Murphy #3) Rhys Bowen. 2003. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
70.  A Song of Joy. Lauraine Snelling. 2019. Bethany House. 464 pages. [Source: Review copy]
71. Noelle at Sea: A Titanic Survival Story. Nikki Shannon Smith. Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio. 2019. 112 pages. [Source: Library]
72. Resistance Women. Jennifer Chiaverini. 2019. 608 pages. [Source: Library]
73.  The Victory Garden. Rhys Bowen. 2019. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
74. More Than Words Can Say. (Patchwork Family #2) Karen Witemeyer. 2019. Bethany House. 368 pages. [Source: Review copy]


July
75. In Like Flynn. (Molly Murphy #4) Rhys Bowen. 2005. 352 pages. [Source: Library]
76.  Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) Robin LaFevers. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 387 pages. [Source: Review copy]
77. . Mistress of the Ritz. Melanie Benjamin. 2019. Random House. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
78. Oh Danny Boy (Molly Murphy #5) Rhys Bowen. 2006. 338 pages. [Source: Library]
79. Marie, Dancing. Carolyn Meyer. 2005. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 272 pages. [Source: Bought]
80. Climbing the Stairs. Padma Venkatraman. 2008. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]\
81. In Dublin's Fair City. (Molly Murphy #6) Rhys Bowen. 2007. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
82. I Always Loved You. Robin Oliveira. 2014. 343 pages. [Source: Library]
83.   Murder by Ghostlight. (Charles Dickens & Superintendent Sam Jones #3) 2019. 277 pages. [Source: Review copy]
84. Lovely War. Julie Berry. 2019. 480 pages. [Source: Library]
85. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8 Lafayette! Nathan Hale. 2018. [October 16] Harry N. Abrams. 128 pages. [Source: Library]
86. The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins. Gail Shepherd. 2019. 304 pages. [Source: Library]

August
87. The Brave Princess and Me. Kathy Kacer. Illustrated by Juliana Kolesova. 2019. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
88. A Place to Belong. Cynthia Kadohata. Illustrated by Julia Kuo. 2019. 416 pages. [Source: Library]

September
89. The Lady and the Highwayman. Sarah M. Eden. 2019. Shadow Mountain. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
90.  The Flight Girls. Noelle Salazar. 2019. 384 pages. [Source: Library]
91. Lessons On Love: 4 Schoolteachers Find More than They Bargained For in Their Contracts. Susanne Dietze, Rita Gerlach, Kathleen L. Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels. 2019. Barbour. 448 pages. [Source: Review copy]
92. One Good Deed. David Baldacci. 2019. 432 pages. [Source: Library]
93.  The Tuscan Child. Rhys Bowen. 2018. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
94. Billy Boyle (Billy Boyle #1) James R. Benn. 2006. 294 pages. [Source: Library]

October
95. Girl Waits With Gun. (Kopp Sisters #1) Amy Stewart. 2015. 408 pages. [Source: Review copy]
96.  Cold Sassy Tree. Olive Ann Burns. 1984. 405 pages. [Source: Bought]
97. When Silence Sings. Sarah Loudin Thomas. 2019. Bethany House. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
98. The First Wave (Billy Boyle #2) James R. Benn. 2007. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
99.  The Sunne in Splendour. Sharon Kay Penman. 1982. 936 pages. [Source: Library]
100. . Tidelands. (The Fairmile #1) Philippa Gregory. 2019. 448 pages. [Source: Library]
101. Lady Cop Makes Trouble. Kopp Sisters #2. Amy Stewart. 2016. 310 pages. [Source: Library]
102. Blood Alone (Billy Boyle #3) James R. Benn. 2008. 313 pages. [Source: Library]
103. Evil for Evil. (Billy Boyle #4) James R. Benn. 2009. 320 pages. [Source: Library] 



November

104. Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions. (Kopp Sisters #3) Amy Stewart. 2017. 374 pages. [Source: Library]
105. Westering Women. Sandra Dallas. 2020 [January 7] 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
106. White Bird: A Wonder Story. R.J. Palacio. 2019. 224 pages. [Source: Library]  107.  The Giver of Stars. Jojo Moyes. 2019. 400 pages. [Source: Library]
108. Rag and Bone (Billy Boyle World War II #5) James R. Benn. 2010. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
109. Gone With The Wind. Margaret Mitchell. 1936. 1037 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
110.  Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Kopp Sisters #4) Amy Stewart. 2018. 309 pages. [Source: Library]
111. Spy Runner. Eugene Yelchin. 2019. 352 pages. [Source: Library]

December
112. Nine Open Arms. Benny Lindelauf. Translated into English by John Nieuwenhuizen. 2004/2014. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
113. The Secrets We Kept. Lara Prescott. 2019. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
114. Fing's War. Benny Lindelauf. Translated into English by John Nieuwenhuitzen. 2019. 376 pages. [Source: Library]
115. Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2) Heather Morris. 2019. St. Martin's Pres. 352 pages. [Source: Library]

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