Monday, November 19, 2018

2019 Reading Challenges: My Sign Up, Family Tree Reading Challenge

Family Tree Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
Dates: January - December 2019
# of books: minimum 3

I am doing my own thing.

First, I will be reading the WHERE.

Historical fiction set in England
1.
Historical fiction set in Ireland
1.
Historical fiction set in Wales
1.
Historical fiction set in Scotland
1. 
Historical fiction set in France
1. 
Historical fiction set in Germany
1. 
Historical fiction set in Denmark
1.  
Historical fiction set in The Netherlands
1. 
Historical fiction set in Italy
1. 
Nonfiction books about England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland
1.
Nonfiction books about Europe
1.

Historical fiction set in Colonial America
1.
Nonfiction books about Colonial America
1. 
Historical fiction set in Virginia
1.  
Historical fiction set in North Carolina
1.  
Historical fiction set in South Carolina
1.  
Historical fiction set in Georgia
1.  
Historical fiction set in Tennessee
1.  
Historical fiction set in Kentucky
1.  
Historical fiction set in Alabama
1.  
Historical fiction set in Arkansas
1.  
Historical fiction set in Texas
1.  
Historical fiction set in Oklahoma
1. 
Nonfiction books about the United States of America
1.

Second, I'll be reading the WHO and WHEN

Parents (Aunts, Uncles)

Historical fiction set in the 1950s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1960s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1970s
1.
Children's books published in the 1950s
1.
Children's books published in the 1960s
1.
Books published in the 1970s
1.
Books published in the 1980s
1.
Books published in the 1990s
1.

Sister (Cousins, Cousins Once Removed)

Historical fiction set in the 1970s
1
Historical fiction set in the 1980s
1.
Children's books published in the 1970s
1.
Children's books published in the 1980s
1.
YA books published in the 1980s
1.
YA books published in the 1990s
1.
Books published in the 1990s
1.
Books published in the 2000s
1.

Grandparents (Great-Aunts, Great-Uncles)

Historical fiction set in the 1920s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1930s
1. 
Historical fiction set in the 1940s
1. 
Nonfiction book about the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
1. 
Nonfiction books about World War II
1. 
Children's books published in the 1920s
1.
Children's books published in the 1930s
1.
Children's books published in the 1940s
1.
Books published in the 1920s
1.
Books published in the 1930s
1.
Books published in the 1940s.
1.
Books published in the 1950s
1.
Books published in the 1960s
1.

Great-Grandparents

Historical fiction set in the 1890s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1900s
1. 
Historical fiction set in the 1910s
1. 
Nonfiction books about World War I
1. 
Nonfiction book about the 1910s, 1920s, or 1930s
1. 
Children's books published in the 1890s
1. 
Children's books published in the 1900s
1. 
Children's books published in the 1910s
1. 
Books published in the 1910s
1. 
Books published in the 1920s
1. 
Books published in the 1930s
1.

Second Great-Grandparents
historical fiction set in the 1860s
1.
historical fiction set in the 1870s
1. 
historical fiction set in the 1880s
1. 
children's books published in the 1860s
1.
children's books published in the 1870s
1.
children's books published in the 1880s
1.
books published in the 1880s
1.
books published in the 1890s
1.
books published in the 1900s
1. 

Third Great-Grandparents
Historical fiction set in the 1830s
1. 
Historical fiction set in the 1840s
1.  
Historical fiction set in the 1850s
1.  
Historical fiction set in the 1860s
1.  
Books published in the 1830s
1.  
Books published in the 1840s
1.  
Books published in the 1850s
1.  
Books published in the 1860s
1.  
Books published in the 1870s
1.
Nonfiction books about the Civil War
1.
Nonfiction books about pioneer life, etc. 
1.

Fourth Great-Grandparents
Historical fiction set in the 1800s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1810s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1820s
1.
Books published in the 1790s, 1800s, 1810s, 1820s
1.

Fifth Great-Grandparents
Historical fiction set in the 1750s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1760s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1770s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1780s
1.
Historical fiction set in the 1790s
1.
Books published in the 1750s, 60s, 70s, 80s
1.
Nonfiction books about the American Revolution
1.

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