Good morning, friends and happy Wednesday! Only a few more days until October and that means, Victober is here! If you’re new here, hi 😊, essentially Victober is a month long readathon from 1st to 31st October, where we read Victorian Literature. The challenge is hosted by BooksAndThings, Lucythereader, Kate Howe and Beyondthepages. You can check out their pages to find out more about the challenges and book recommendations.
This is my second time participating in the readathon and you can check last year’s progress here.
There are 6 prompts to get through and the goal is to get through all of them but there’s no pressure.
1. Read a book by a Victorian female author (bonus: one that’s New to you)
I chose Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Both the book and the author are new to me.
2. Reread a Victorian book.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
3. Read a Victorian book under 250 pages and/or over 500 pages.
Moonfleet by J.Meade Falkner (248 pages)
Emma by Jane Austen (507 pages)
4. Read an underrated Victorian book from the same year as your favourite Victorian classic.
I didn’t have a book for this prompt so I decided to continue with my read of Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge.
5. Read by candlelight
The purpose of this prompt is to get a feel of how they read (at night) back in the Victorian era. Obviously I won’t be reading a whole book by candlelight.
6. Group read along
For the group read along will be reading two plays, The Importance of Being Earnest and A Woman Of No Importance both by Oscar Wilde. I have had the pleasure of reading both and I loved them. So this will be a re-read for me. You can check my review of A Woman Of No Importance here.
That’s basically it. I’m hopeful that I’ll get through all these but who knows.
What’s your favourite Victorian literature? And will you be joining in Victober?