Monday, December 21, 2015

2016 Victorian Reading Challenge

This is a new one and it looks like fun. Sign up and see more details at Belle's Library.
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More than any other time in modern history, in my opinion, the Victorian Age saw the most change to European and American societies. Many agrarian, rural communities transitioned to urban centers of industry. Men and women began to talk about and take steps toward redefining their traditional roles. Theories about God, the origin of man, and the practice of religion began to be publicly put forth, challenged, refuted, or solidified. The Victorian Age saw a great revolution in the western world and it's a topic that fascinates me endlessly.

Over the past few months, I've collected a good stack of Victorian novels and have several on my Christmas list. With an upcoming trip to England, including a visit to the Brontes old stomping grounds, I've got Victoriana on the brain. This year's reading challenge will be all about the Victorians.

The Rules
  • Books published during the Victorian age (1837-1901) are acceptable. 
  • Books written about the Victorian age are acceptable, no matter what year they were published.
  • Stories are not limited to Victorian Britain. Read about what was going on in other parts of the world during this time!
  • Challenge is open to everyone everywhere---you don't have to have a blog or site to enter to win. Just enter the link to your online review (Amazon, Goodreads, BookCrossing, or elsewhere)---or just participate by leaving comments on this post.
Here is what I am reading:
  1. Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
  3. Devil's Prize--Kat Martin
  4. Corsets and Clockwork
  5. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Essays--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  6. Etiquette & Espionage--Gail Carriger
  7. Curtsies & Conspiracies--Gail Carriger
  8. Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger
  9. Manners & Mutiny--Gail Carriger
  10. Great Expectations--Charles Dickens
  11. Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
  12. The Red House Mystery--A.A. Milne
  13. The Widow of the South--Robert Hicks
  14. Say You Love Me--Johanna Lindsey
  15. Villette--Charlotte Bronte
Challenge completed on August 1

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