Monday, October 4, 2021

Victober 2021

Victober
October 1-31, 2021
A Victorian literature themed readathon
hosted by Katie @Books and Things | Lucy @lucythereader | Kate @KateHowe
Victober Goodreads Group | List of Victorian authors on Victorian web
Spinster's Library Victorian Ladies Music Playlist (here)
#Victober

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The Challenges: Below are my possibilities...

Lucy’s Challenge: Read a Victorian novel with a female main character.
Aurora Floyd
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Classic, Victorian | Published: 2009 (first 1863) | Goodreads


Katie’s Challenge: Read a Victorian novel set in the countryside and/or the city.
The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
Classic, Mystery, Victorian | Published: 1998 (first 1868) | Goodreads


Kate’s Challenge: Read a Victorian sensation novel.
Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
Classic, Mystery, Horror, Victorian | Published: 2005 (first 1859) | Goodreads


Group Challenge: Read a popular Victorian novel.
Carmilla
by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Classic, Gothic, Horror, Vampires, Victorian | Published: 2013 (first 1872) | Goodreads


Bonus Challenge: Read aloud a section of a Victorian novel or have it read aloud to you via a friend or an audiobook.

Audiobook:
Lady Audley’s Secret
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Classic, Mystery, Victorian | Published: 2012 (first 1862) | Goodreads


Read aloud: poetry
The Lady of Shallot
by Alfred Tennyson
painting by John William Waterhouse

Group Read:
Gothic Tales
by Elizabeth Gaskell
Short Stories, Gothic, Horror, Victorian | Published: 2000 | Goodreads


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* image header source: from @KateHowe

3 comments:

  1. What a fun challenge theme. I've read a few. Gothic Tales looks perfect for the season.

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  2. What a lovely challenge, with the exception of the audiobook element, as I really don't enjoy being read to and never have done!

    I keep trying to put aside time to read my way through some of the 'classic' books, but I'm afraid that time is always against me.

    I wonder which books from today's contemporary authors will be deemed 'classics' in a few years time?

    If your team enjoy classic books written by female authors, there is a great publisher called 'Persephone Books' who have this as their mission and at their heart. They only have a relatively small number of titles in their portfolio, although they are adding to this all the time, but there are some quality titles amongst them!

    https://persephonebooks.co.uk/

    Good Luck with the challenge and Happy Reading :)

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