Victorian Challenge 2012

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.

These are the books I plan to read:

1. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens (Finished 09/03/12)

2. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (Finished 04/04/12)

3. Dracula – Bram Stoker (Finished 25/08/12)

4. Middlemarch – George Eliot

5. Villette – Charlotte Bronte (Finished 06/01/13)

6. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (Finished 22/06/12)

The Classics Club

Challenge Details

Jillian is hosting a long-term challenge called The Classics Club (see here for more information) and I am excited to announce my participation!

The idea is to unite all bloggers who are passionate about classics and make reading and discussing classics easier and more fun.  Every participant has to list at least 50 books at their blog, set a date to finish them all by and blog about them as they go.

Here are the basic details:

  • choose 50+ classics
  • list them at your blog
  • choose a reading completion goal date up to five years in the future and note that date on your classics list of 50+ titles
  • write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list
Here are my details:
  • Number of classics – 60
  • Goal date to finish – 31st March 2017 (five years)
  • Most looking forward to – Villette
  • Most scared to attempt – The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Prizes – I don’t own many of these books, so my prizes will be ongoing as I buy myself nice copies of the books I read.
  • Re-reads – 9 – Indicated below by Red
  • New to me – 51

Here is my list of books and further information about the challenge

The Literary Classics Reading Challenge

Here are the challenge details:

  • Choose how many classics you want to read in a year
  • List them on your blog
  • Link up here
  • Check in, win prizes, enjoy your reading!

These are my books for this challenge:

  1. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (Finished 22/06/12)
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Finished 20/07/12)
  3. Dracula – Bram Stoker (Finished 25/08/12)
  4. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons (Finished 26/07/12)
  5. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  6. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier (Finished 27/06/13)
  7. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
  8. Villette – Charlotte Bronte (Finished 06/01/13)
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Finished 27/03/13)
  10. Suite Française – Irène Némirovsky
  11. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (Finished 21/02/13)
  12. 1984 – George Orwell (Finished 28/05/13)
  13. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
  14. Macbeth – William Shakespeare (Finished 30/10/12)
  15. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller