Victorian Reading Challenge 2018

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I plan on reading many classics during this time period so this challenge, put together by Becky of Becky’s Book Reviews, is perfect.

The rules are clear and simple: read for (or more) books from the categories below. There are 4 options in which to work with these categories. For all the details and to sign up go here.

The Options:

Option A. Read alphabetically A-Z with authors OR titles OR a blend of authors/titles.

Option B. Choose one author to read exclusively for this challenge.

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.

I am choosing Option C.

This year’s checklist:

  1. _ A book that was originally published serially
  2. _ book published between 1837-1840
  3. _ book published between 1841-1850
  4. _ book published between 1851-1860
  5. _ book published between 1861-1870
  6. _ book published between 1871-1880
  7. _ book published between 1881-1890
  8. _ book published between 1891-1901
  9. _ nonfiction published between 1837-1860
  10. _ nonfiction published between 1861-1901
  11. _ A book published between 1902-1999 with a Victorian setting
  12. _ A book published between 2000-2018 with a Victorian setting
  13. _ A fiction or nonfiction book about Queen Victoria
  14. _ Biography of a Victorian
  15. _ Nonfiction book about the Victorian era
  16. _ free choice
  17. _ place name in the title-The Bostonians
  18. _ character name in the title
  19. _ book in a series
  20. _ drama or melodrama
  21. _ gothic, suspense, mystery
  22. _ romance or historical
  23. _ comedy
  24. _ science fiction or fantasy
  25. _ adventure, crime, western
  26. _ poetry collection OR story collection
  27. _ happily ever after
  28. _ unhappily ever after
  29. _ children’s book
  30. _ translated into English from another language
  31. _ a book under 250 pages
  32. _ book over 500 pages
  33. _ a book over 800 pages
  34. _ A book that has been filmed as movie, miniseries, or television show
  35. _ memorable heroine
  36. _ memorable hero
  37. _ British author
  38. _ Irish author OR Irish setting
  39. _ Scottish author OR Scottish setting
  40. _ American author – The Bostonians, Henry James
  41. _ reread
  42. _ book with a subtitle (the longer the better!)
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