Victorian Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: January - December 2018
Goal: Read a minimum of 4 Victorian books
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I'll have quarterly check-in posts. I'll be posting check-in posts March 25, June 24, September 23, and December 30. You may leave links to your reviews on any of those four posts. If you want to share your review with me BEFORE that, AND if you have twitter, feel free to tweet me a link @blbooks.
Option A. Read alphabetically A-Z with authors OR titles OR a blend of authors/titles. I've decided that from now on X in reading challenges stands for multiple authors. I'm flipping my "x" to a "+".
Option B. Choose one author to read exclusively for this challenge; perhaps challenge yourself to read chronologically OR to read through an entire series in one year.
Option C. Do as many books from the checklist as you can.
Option D. Make the challenge completely your own and read as YOUR whimsy dictates.
IF you love Victorian literature AND you happen to love tea...consider joining my Share-a-Tea reading challenge.
Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.
This year's checklist:
- _ A book that was originally published serially
- _ book published between 1837-1840
- X book published between 1841-1850: Mary Barton--Elizabeth Gaskell
- _ book published between 1851-1860
- X book published between 1861-1870: The Doctor's Wife--Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- _ book published between 1871-1880
- X book published between 1881-1890: Dr Wortle's School--Anthony Trollope
- X book published between 1891-1901: Two Strangers--Mrs. Oliphant
- _ nonfiction published between 1837-1860
- X nonfiction published between 1861-1901: Sailing Alone Around the World--Joshua Slocum
- X A book published between 1902-1999 with a Victorian setting: Death at Daisy's Folly--Robin Paige
- X A book published between 2000-2018 with a Victorian setting: Changeless--Gail Carriger
- X A fiction or nonfiction book about Queen Victoria: Victoria--Daisy Goodwin
- X Biography of a Victorian: The Brontes--Rebecca Fraser
- _ Nonfiction book about the Victorian era
- X free choice (Victorian Setting): The American Heiress--Daisy Goodwin
- _ place name in the title
- _ character name in the title
- _ book in a series
- _ drama or melodrama
- X gothic, suspense, mystery: Carmilla--J. Sheridan Le Fanu
- _ romance or historical
- _ comedy
- _ science fiction or fantasy
- _ adventure, crime, western
- X poetry collection OR story collection: Selected Poems--Robert Browning
- _ happily ever after
- _ unhappily ever after
- _ children's book
- X translated into English from another language: The Brothers Karamazov--Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- _ a book under 250 pages
- X book over 500 pages: Barnaby Rudge--Charles Dickens
- _ a book over 800 pages:
- X A book that has been filmed as movie, miniseries, or television show: Dracula--Bram Stoker
- _ memorable heroine
- _ memorable hero
- _ British author
- _ Irish author OR Irish setting
- _ Scottish author OR Scottish setting
- _ American author
- X reread: Little Women--Louisa May Alcott
- X book with a subtitle (the longer the better!): The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel--Anonymous