Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Victorian Challenge

The Victorian Challenge (hosted by Alex) runs from January 1 to June 30, 2009. There are four reading levels to choose from, and you can select books written during the Victorian period, or books set in that period, or even books about that period (including biographies).

I'm going with the second reading level ("a walk in Hyde Park") and choosing four books with the Victorian Era as their setting.

Here's my list:
  1. Angels & Insects, by A.S. Byatt
  2. The Master, by Colm Toibin
  3. Mistress of Mellyn, by Victoria Holt
  4. Mortal Love, by Elizabeth Hand
And a few alternate titles, in case I get really ambitious:
  1. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  2. The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins
  3. Affinity, by Sarah Waters
  4. The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff
  5. The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl
  6. The Warden, by Anthony Trollope
You can sign up by visiting the challenge announcement page here here.


  1. Sally--
    I know! I need somebody to hold me down. This is what happens when the hubby goes off to the gym and leaves me on my own on New Year's Eve!


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