Did I say I wasn’t going to sign up for any reading challenges this year? Yes, I believe I did. Then I saw the Victorian Literature Challenge and couldn’t help myself. I love this period of writing! This is the perfect time to pick up some of my Persephones or give some of my treasured favorites a reread. This one is being hosted by Bethany over at Subtle Melodrama.
Many Victorian books written by women are slowly coming back into print and I’ve decided to concentrate on those this go-around. Ok, maybe I’ll pick up Bleak House by Charles Dickens. But that is it. Here are the rules.
This challenge will run from 01 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2011.
Participants can sign up at any time throughout the year.
Read your Victorian literature.
Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1901. If your book wasn’t published during those particular years, but is by an author considered ‘Victorian’ then go for it. We’re here for reading, not historical facts! Also, this can include works by authors from other countries, so long as they are from this period.
Literature comes in many forms.
There are so many Victorian reads out there, including novels, short stories, and poetry. One poem doesn’t count as a ‘book’: pick up an anthology instead!
List your books before you begin, or pick up titles along the way. It’s up to you! You can review them if you choose to, but it’s not necessary. If you don’t have a blog, that’s fine! Link to a Facebook, or a page somewhere where you can list what you’ve been reading. If you can’t link up, no problem – feel free to just comment and enjoy.
Sense and Sensibility: 1-4 books.
Great Expectations: 5-9 books.
Hard Times: 10-14 books.
Desperate Remedies: 15+ books.
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