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2010 Christian Fiction Holiday Reading Challenge

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction

At the beginning of the year I started the first annual Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, and now I’m excited to start a second one taken from the idea of All About {n} in the Holiday Reading Challenge. (Oh, the 2010 CHF challenge ends December 31st also!)All About {n}

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m having a really hard time putting together a list for myself of Christmas Christian Historical Fiction reads. Help me by listing any and all suggestions of books you can think of. Also, if there is a book that is not really Christmas, but has a good bit of Christmas in it, tell me about those as well… It’s amazing, but I think that there are a whole lot more contemporary Christmas books rather than historical. Authors, please fix that in future years!

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Challenge Requirements:
1- Challenge will start Monday, November 15 and will end Friday, December 31.
2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you’re like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.
3- And now, here’s the clincher… they must be Christmas Christian Fiction related books.
4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. YA is okay. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, and other formats are all allowed. As long as the book can by purchased it counts.
5- To sign up – leave a link back to your challenge post. There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.
6- And…. there will be goodies. That’s right, we’ll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a “present”.
If you’d like to sign up for the 2010 Holiday Reading Challenge, please link up your challenge post with the list of books you plan to read (this list is not set in stone and can be changed as you please):
Come back on November 15 for links to review posting and wrap-ups.

Participants sign up here!

Link your reviews here:
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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.


  1. Hi Margaret,
    I’d love to participate in this but I can’t get your button to work. Is it just me?!

    Joy @ Edgy Inspirational Romance´s last blog post ..Novembers Christian Fiction Book Club- Are you in

    Joy @ Edgy Inspirational Romance recently posted: Novembers Christian Fiction Book Club- Are you in
    • My blog here is copy & paste protected, that’s why I link to the CHF@CMM blog to show the html for the button. It is grab-able there. Sorry for the confusion. Let me know if they’re still an issue and I’ll fix it!

  2. No, I grabbed it alright, I just can’t get the code to show a button in my sidebar or in a blog post. Maybe I’m doing something wrong.
    Joy @ Edgy Inspirational Romance´s last blog post ..Novembers Christian Fiction Book Club- Are you in

    Joy @ Edgy Inspirational Romance recently posted: Novembers Christian Fiction Book Club- Are you in
    • No, you’re right there is a formatting issue in the post. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong. It’s on the sidebar now (grab-able) at CHF@CMM.

      Hopefully this will work.

      I’ll email you. It should be fixed on the CHF@CMM page now though…

  3. Hi, Margaret! So I’m not sure I understand how this works. Do I post that I’m doing this and link that post to your blog here? And then on November 15 you’ll have a linky for reviews. But what are wrap ups? And do I just post a list of the books I’m reading somewhere on my sight? . . . Sorry for all the questions, but I’m new to some of this blog hop stuff! Blessings!
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  9. Sorry Margaret, I messed up that linky I was trying to add for my latest review. Can you delete it and I’ll try again? 🙂
    Kati´s last blog post ..Review- Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne

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  13. I am really enjoying this challenge, but as I look over my list of books, I’m thinking that most of them don’t truly meet the criteria — most of the Christmas books I’m finding are either not Christian, or not historical, like the link I added today, really doesn’t fit — it’s not historical. Are you having a hard time finding books that fit, or is it just me?
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    • I’m having a horrid time finding books that fit! That’s actually one reason for the challenge, to see what other people bring to the table. It actually was originally a CHF challenge, but due to the uh… handful of books I thought of I decided to open it up to anything Christian Fiction instead. I’m still just glad you’re participating!

  14. Ironically I have found the opposite. I’ve found tons of Christmas CF but struggled finding regular non CF for another challenge I’m doing. I’m loving this challenge.
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  16. i think I messed up. I put my links in the top section so #12-16 are are all my reviews.

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