Monday, February 1, 2010

Royal Mistress Challenge

The Rules of the Challenge

1.Runs from January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2010. But this is an ongoing challenge and I will be renewing it next year.

2.Join anytime during the year – just leave a comment, with a link to your signup post if you do one – you don’t have to! Anyone can join, you don’t have to have a blog.

3.Books can be re-reads, or can overlap with other challenges.

4.If you’d like me to include a link to your review, leave me a comment or email me at: misadventuresofmoppet [at] googlemail [dot] com.

5.Choose your own level. You can change level anytime or change your mind about the books you will read at any time. I noticed other people have fun names for their challenge levels, so here are mine:

Orange Girl – Read one book
Maid of Honour – Read up to three books
Courtesan– Read up to five books
Maitresse en titre – Read up to seven books
Secret Wife – Read more than seven books!

UPDATE: Non-fiction counts towards the challenge! Either general books like Eleanor Herman’s Sex with Kings, or multi-biographies like Antonia Fraser’s Love and Louis XIV, or biographies of individual mistresses or favourites.

I shall begin with the Maid of Honour level .

1. The King's Mistress by Emma Campion
2. Courtesan by Diane Haeger
3. The People's Queen by Vanora Bennett

Challenge Completed


  1. Welcome to the challenge, Cat! Looking forward to your reviews.

    I'm in the Tournament of Reading and French Historicals as well. Nearly did the Tudor Book challenge but I don't think I'll read enough Tudor stuff this year (although I do have Queen of Subtleties out from the library as we speak). I may yet succumb to the Typically British challenge as I really like the idea!

  2. I have joined this challenge too. We are going for the same level :) Looking forward to your reviews!