Wednesday, January 1, 2014
History Reading Challenge 2014
I've decided to add one more challenge to my plate this year: a challenge to read some actual history books and not just historical fiction. It's hosted by a blog called Fanda Classiclit, and you can read more about it here.
I'm aiming for the lowest level, Student, which means reading 1 to 3 actual history books full of facts and nifty stuff. Here are the three I'm planning to read:
Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor
Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins
A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes by Frederick Allen
I'm also sorely tempted to sign up for the Classics Club, but that requires reading 50 books in 5 years and making a list of them beforehand, and I'm not sure I'm ready for that big a commitment. Maybe next year.