Victorian Reading Challenge: 2017

Another challenge set by the active Becky of blbooks.blogspot.com:

I have to do this one; it’s my favorite period.
_ 1. A book under 200 pages
_ 2. A book over 400 pages
_ 3. A book that REALLY intimidates you
_ 4. A book you REALLY want to reread
_ 5. A new-to-you book by a FAVORITE author
_ 6. A book with illustrations
_ 7. A book that was originally published serially
_ 8. A book published between 1837-1849
_ 9. A book published between 1850-1860
_ 10. A book published between 1861-1870
_ 11. A book published between 1871-1880
_ 12. A book published between 1881-1890
_ 13. A book published between 1891-1901
_ 14. A book published between 1902-1999 with a Victorian setting
_ 15. A book published between 2000-2017 with a Victorian setting
_ 16. A book by Charles Dickens
_ 17. A book by Wilkie Collins
_ 18. A book by Anthony Trollope
_ 19. A book by Elizabeth Gaskell
_ 20. A book by George Eliot
_ 21. A book by a new-to-you male author
_ 22. A book by a new-to-you female author
_ 23. A book translated into English
_ 24. A fiction or nonfiction book about Queen Victoria
_ 25. A book that has been filmed as movie, miniseries, or television show
_ 26. A play OR a collection of short stories OR a collection of poems
_ 27. Biography, Autobiography, or NONFICTION book about the Victorian era
_ 28. Genre or Subgenre of your choice (mystery, suspense, romance, gothic, adventure, western, science fiction, fantasy)
_ 29. Book with a name as the title
_ 30. Book You’ve Started but Never Finished
_ 31. A Christian book fiction or nonfiction
_ 32. A children’s book

Rules:

  • Fiction or nonfiction.
  • Books, e-books, audio books all are fine.
  • Books and movies can be reviewed together or separately.
  • You can create a reading list if you want, but it’s not a requirement
  • If you do make a list, consider adding a list of five books you’d recommend to others
  • If possible try to try a new-to-you author! I know it can be really tempting to stick with familiar favorites.
  • Children’s books published during these years should not be forgotten!
  • Rereads are definitely allowed if you have favorites!
  • A blog is not required, a review is not required, but, if you don’t review please consider sharing what you read in a comment with one or two sentences of ‘reaction’ or ‘response.’
  • Any qualifying book reviewed in 2017 counts towards the challenge. If you’re like me, perhaps you try to schedule posts a week ahead of time. So if it’s reviewed in 2017, it counts. Even if you finished the book the last week or two of 2016!

<a href=”http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2016/12/2017-reading-challenges-victoria.html”>Becky’s Book Reviews: 2017 Reading Challenges: Victorian</a>

Author: Gubbinal

Bookish, tea-drinking cat-lady who loves great poetry

4 thoughts on “Victorian Reading Challenge: 2017”

  1. You mean you plan to read 32 books from this period. That’s a huge time committment. I shall be following your progress with great interest, especially to see what you choose as your most intimidating book.

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    1. Thank you! I’ll do it. I’ve heard great things about “The Essex Serpent”. It will not be officially released in the USA until June of 2017 and I will probably need to wait to get it from the library then. I’ve also taken an oath not to spend money for the month of January, and to try to renew that each month. I have about 1000 books here that are unread and buying a book almost guarantees that I can say “I have it” and postpone reading it. I’m going to rely on the library with its stern admonitions to return books on time.

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      1. Half of Gert is an unbridled book buyer and the other half hardly ever buys a book but has a great library. I get very anxious if I have unread books around the place. I can’t stand not to read them once I have them.

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