Thursday, December 18, 2008

Victorian Challenge 2009

January 1 - June 30, 2009

Alex is hosting the Victorian Challenge. She writes:

The Victorian Era is one of my favorite historical times and I noticed that I'm reading less and less about it. I can blame my huge TBR but the truth is that I'm always postponing some books I meant to read and they stay in the shelf gathering dust. So there, I decided to join a Victorian Challenge...and found none.
Do you love Victorian Era novels? Then this challenge is for you. The challenge is open to everyone who wishes to participate. Choose one of the participation levels below:
  1. A drink at Whitechapel: 3 books
  2. A walk in Hyde Park: 4 books
  3. A tour of the British Museum: 5 books
  4. A visit to Buckingham Palace: 6 books
Books allowed include:
  • books wrote during the Victorian Era (authors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll, Sheridan Le Fanu, George Eliott, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, the Brontë Sisters, Arthur Conan Doyle...)
  • books set during that period ( Kept by J. D. Taylor, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Last Waltz by Tasha Alexander, Silent Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn, The Glass of Time by Michael Cox, The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber,...)
  • books about that period or biographies (The Victorian House by Judith Flandres, The Victorian by N. H. Wilson, Victorian People and Ideas by Richard D. Altick, Queen Victoria by Elizabeth Longford, Dickens: A Biography by Fred Kaplan,...)
To read more and to join the dedicated blog, visit the post about the challenge and follow the directions!