Throughout October a group of awesome booktubers will be running a Victorian readalong known as #Victober. The goal of the readalong is to read Victorian Literature throughout the whole of October. Each one of the five booktubers have come up with a different challenge for #Victober. I will link each of their announcement/tbr videos down below for you guys to check out!
I am not normally one for tbr’s they never really work for me, so this will be a tentative tbr. However, I will do a wrap up at the end of October for you guys to see which Victorian books I did get to/read over the course of the month.
Now for the challenges and my tbr:
- Read a Victorian Gothic Novel ~ For this challenge I have two books that I would like to get to, the first one being Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and the second being The Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- Read a Victorian book by a female author ~ For this challenge I have cheated a bit as I have already started one of the books I have chosen however, I would like to finished it at some point this month and that is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and the other book is Silas Marner by George Eliot.
- Read a Victorian novel where a plot is afoot ~ For this challenge I have chosen to read The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
- Read a Victorian novel within a week ~ For this challenge I have a selection of books to chosen from/would like to get to at some point this month and they are: Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy and last but not least another cheat one as I am already a good way through this novel however, I want to finished it this month and that is The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.
- Read a Victorian book that is not a novel ~ For this challenge I have chosen two books that I would like to get to, the first one being Peter Pan (or The Boy who would not grow up) by J.M.Barrie (Cheating a bit here as technically Peter Pan was published in the early Edwardian Period however Barrie was born in the Victorian Period so I’m still going to count this :D) and the second one being The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
As I said before this tbr is a tentative one due to the fact they never normally work for me. However, I will do a blog post at the end of the month wrapping up what I have read for #Victober as well as some book reviews throughout the month.
Find below the links to the announcement/tbr videos of the five awesome booktubers that are hosting #Victober:
Katie from Books and Things: Announcement and TBR Video
Ange from Beyond the Pages: Announcement and TBR Video
Yamini from The Skeptical Reader: Announcement and TBR Video
Kate from Kate Howe: Announcement and TBR Video
Alysia from Exlibris: Announcement and TBR Video
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