2009 Victorian Challenge

I told myself I wouldn't sign up for any more reading challenges, but the button is so darn pretty that I just couldn't help it! I'm weak, I know. Don't judge me.

Click here to sign up.

The 411:

1. The challenge starts the 1st January 2009 and ends the 30th June 2009.
2. This challenge is open to everyone who wishes to participate.
3. You can choose the number of books you want to read by selecting one of the reading levels proposed (see below).
4. Send your email adress to oriana.groups at gmail dot com and Alex will add you to the blog.
5. You can share your reviews or make a small update of your readings in this blog. It's entirely up to you.

Books allowed (and suggestions):
  • books wrote during the Victorian Era (authors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll, Sheridan Le Fanu, George Eliott, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, the BrontĂ« 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,...)
Reading Levels:
  • A drink at Whitechapel: 3 books
  • A walk in Hyde Park: 4 books
  • A tour of the British Museum: 5 books
  • A visit to Buckingham Palace: 6 books
I think I'm gonna push myself and tackle a visit to Buckingham Palace - I'm gonna hold off and not post the books that I will read for this challenge since I'm more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of gal. I will keep track though in the Reading Challenges section of my blog to the left with the others.

Thanks go to Alex for hosting!


  1. While you're over there in Buckingham Palace, take a second to complete this meme because you've been tagged (again!).

  2. Well, at least with challenges like this you would probably read the books anyway.


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