When Are You Reading?: Challenge Insight 1

24 Dec

I want to focus on and feature the When Are You Reading? 2019 Challenge this week. And I want to give myself a break over the holiday. Double win.

I’ve moved some of the time periods over the past few years but there are always a few eras I enjoy more than most. 1500-1699 is great for European history and always seems to delight. The future gives me fun ideas of how our world could change.

But far and away, my favorite is 1920-1939. I think this is a great period for US history, involving Prohibition and the Great Depression. For the rest of the world, Depressions and pre-World War II events were happening as well. With so much of our world involved in WWII, it’s interesting to see what built up to it. I’m also a little sick of the WWII novels out now (just too many to count!) and can appreciate the change an inter-war era book brings.

What’s your favorite time period? Let me know in the comments and consider joining in this challenge to push yourself to read others.

Until next time, write on.

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20 Responses to “When Are You Reading?: Challenge Insight 1”

  1. nickimags @ The Secret Library Book Blog December 24, 2018 at 12:12 PM #

    I’m not sure I have a favourite era right now, but if you’d asked me a few years ago I would have said WW2.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam December 24, 2018 at 2:24 PM #

      Do you find it’s being a bit overrun? That’s been my feeling the past five years or so. Happy reading!

      Liked by 2 people

    • Rae Longest December 24, 2018 at 7:09 PM #

      I vote WWII as well. My parents were young marrieds. My dad, a 21 year old sailor was shipping out to the Philippines where the fighting was. “Their” song was Harbor Lights…”We saw those harbor lights, they only told us we were parting…” Anything from that time gives me insights into them and what they had been through in their lifetimes.


      • Sam December 24, 2018 at 7:17 PM #

        That might explain it! I can see how it may be fun to get an insight to a time our loved ones lived through. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Rae Longest December 27, 2018 at 11:19 PM #

        Happy reading rightbackatcha!


  2. Lola December 24, 2018 at 12:37 PM #

    My favourite is probably pre-1800s. My least favourite is probably WWII – that really is not my thing.


    • Sam December 24, 2018 at 2:24 PM #

      Pre 1800 is very fun! Is there a particular geography you enjoy? Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lola December 26, 2018 at 3:51 AM #

        No, not really. Most are set in Europe, but I have read some set in Asia as well, which have been very interesting 🙂


      • Sam December 26, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

        That sounds awesome. I’ll have to see if I can pick some up for 2019. Happy reading!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. whatcathyreadnext December 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM #

    Pretty much any period (except the future, the one I find most challenging to match) but I seem to have read a lot of fiction set in the first half of 20th century this year.


  4. Rae Longest December 24, 2018 at 7:11 PM #

    What a great concept for a post—you go, girl!


  5. Cozynookbks December 25, 2018 at 8:35 AM #

    I can’t say I have a favorite because I haven’t read many different eras. I tend to stay in the Regency, Georgian and Edwardian periods since I’ve read a lot of British historical fiction books.


    • Sam December 25, 2018 at 9:31 AM #

      What I like about the challenge is that it gets me to read outside that comfort zone. I tended to read all Tudor novels before. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. macsbooks311 December 25, 2018 at 5:58 PM #

    Interesting thoughts to be sure. I’m definitely a modern or near future kind of gal but if I go for historical fiction it’s definitely the Victorian era.


    • Sam December 25, 2018 at 9:59 PM #

      I do enjoy a good Victorian novel to be sure! Glad you found what’s good for you. Happy reading!


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