Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, her twelfth topic is:
12) A favourite historical novel
I’m assuming a historical novel is written in present day about the past, rather than a book written in the 1800s about the 1800s. I don’t have many of those on my goodreads list! I know that back in the day, when I had more time and read anything I could get my hands on, I read a few “bodice rippers.” They were good fun, but not earth shattering. I’ve read quite a few books set in the past (Austen, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc.) but most of the contemporary fiction I read is set in the 1900s, so although some historical (Water for Elephants, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – both great books set in the 1900s) I took this topic to mean a little before that time.
#12 on my list of 40 things was to “Read a good book every month!” and I think I’ve succeeded at that! I know that I’ve become a much more purposeful reader – creating a list and choosing books off that list to read. When I was in college I once described myself as a “book slut – I’ll read anything and everything,” but that is no longer true. While a lot of things I read may not be considered great books, I am more intent on reading more good books.
Off to read!