Victorian Challenge

January 6, 2012 Whitney Reading Challenge 6 Comments

For the Victorian Challenge, we will focus on the reign of Queen
Victoria from 1837 to 1901. We will count books that were written by
Victorian authors during this time period, books set during the
Victorian age, or books about a Victorian author, history, manners,
architecture, Queen Victoria etc. Also besides reading books, short
stories, audiobooks and movies will also be accepted. The sky is the
limit; I would love to make this a true celebration of all things
Victorian.
Challenge Details

1. The Victorian Challenge 2012 will run from January 1st to December
31st, 2012. You can post a review before this date if you wish.

2. You can read a book, watch a movie, or listen to an audiobook,
anything Victorian related that you would like. Reading, watching, or
listening to a favorite Victorian related item again for the second,
third, or more time is also allowed. You can also share items with other
challenges.

3. The goal will be to read, watch, listen, to 2 to 6 (or beyond) anything Victorian items.

4. Please sign-up by posting your blog entry on the number of items and
what items you would like to do for this challenge below in Mr. Linky
(Don’t just post your blog’s URL). Don’t worry, you can do different
things than you have listed. I myself am not always good at sticking to
lists! 

5.  You can still join even if you do not have a blog.  Just post the
title of the book you read (movie you watched, etc.) in the comments
along with your thoughts on the item to promote discussion.

6. I will put up a post each month with Mr. Linky on it for posting your
reviews. Look at the right sidebar for the latest link.

7. Enjoy!

My tentative list:
  1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  3. The Portrait of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  4.   A Modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  6. Wuthering Heights movie (2012 release)


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6 responses to “Victorian Challenge

  1. I have read 1, 2, and 6 — each excellent. Though my personal favorite of the three is Jane Eyre.

    I'm curious about your Louisa May Alcott pick! 🙂

  2. Jillian– I'm curious about my Louisa May Alcott too!

    Anne– Thanks, I'm looking forward to reading The Picture of Dorian Grey.

    Samantha– No dampening at all! I totally forgot P&P was regency, thanks for pointing it out!

  3. I have read 2,5 and 6 and I watched 3, the movie adaption of the picture of Dorian Gray" strarring Colin Firth. My favorite of your list was definitely Jane Eyre.

    Svenja

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