Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2018 Victorian Reading Challenge

And Becky's Book reviews is hosting the Victorian Reading Challenge again.  This year, I read as many books as I can for (still working on this year's challenge) and will do the same for next year.

Victorian Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: January - December 2018
Goal: Read a minimum of 4 Victorian books

Sign up in the comments (If you have a blog, please leave your blog address. If you have a goodreads profile AND if you review regularly on goodreads, then you may leave that as well.)

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:
  1. _ A book that was originally published serially
  2. _ book published between 1837-1840
  3. book published between 1841-1850: Mary Barton--Elizabeth Gaskell
  4. _ book published between 1851-1860
  5. X book published between 1861-1870: The Doctor's Wife--Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  6. X book published between 1871-1880: Little Men--Louisa May Alcott
  7. X book published between 1881-1890: Dr Wortle's School--Anthony Trollope
  8. X book published between 1891-1901: Two Strangers--Mrs. Oliphant
  9. _ nonfiction published between 1837-1860
  10. X nonfiction published between 1861-1901: Sailing Alone Around the World--Joshua Slocum
  11. X A book published between 1902-1999 with a Victorian setting: Death at Daisy's Folly--Robin Paige
  12. X A book published between 2000-2018 with a Victorian setting: Changeless--Gail Carriger
  13. X A fiction or nonfiction book about Queen Victoria: Victoria--Daisy Goodwin
  14. Biography of a Victorian: The Brontes--Rebecca Fraser
  15. _ Nonfiction book about the Victorian era 
  16. X free choice (Victorian Setting): The American Heiress--Daisy Goodwin
  17. _ place name in the title
  18. _ character name in the title
  19. _ book in a series
  20. _ drama or melodrama
  21. X gothic, suspense, mystery: Carmilla--J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  22. _ romance or historical
  23. _ comedy 
  24. _ science fiction or fantasy
  25. _ adventure, crime, western 
  26. X poetry collection OR story collection: Selected Poems--Robert Browning
  27. _ happily ever after
  28. _ unhappily ever after 
  29. _ children's book
  30. X translated into English from another language: The Brothers Karamazov--Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  31. _ a book under 250 pages
  32. X book over 500 pages: Barnaby Rudge--Charles Dickens
  33. _ a book over 800 pages: 
  34. X A book that has been filmed as movie, miniseries, or television show: Dracula--Bram Stoker
  35. _ memorable heroine
  36. _ memorable hero
  37. _ British author
  38. _ Irish author OR Irish setting
  39. _ Scottish author OR Scottish setting
  40. _ American author
  41. X reread: Little Women--Louisa May Alcott
  42. X book with a subtitle (the longer the better!): The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel--Anonymous
Challenge completed on December 26

1 comment:

Becky said...

I'm still working on this year's challenge too ;) I'm glad you're joining up again!