Sunday, November 23, 2014

Perpetual Challenge: Victorian Bingo

Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Name: Perpetual Victorian Bingo (sign up)
Dates: for me--any book read from January 1, 2014 on
# of books: minimum 8, I'd love to get multiple bingos or even fill up the whole card!!!

My card for 2014.

1837
1838
1839
1840
1841
1842
1843
A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens. 1843. 96 pages. [Source: Bought] (review coming late November)
1844
1845
1846
1847
Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte. 1847.  300 pages. [Source: Own] (review coming late December)
1849
1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens. 1854/2003. Bantam Classics. 382 pages. [Source: Bought]
North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1854-1855. 452 pages. [Source: Bought]
Hard Times. Charles Dickens. 1854/1992. Everyman's Library. 336 pages.  [Source: Library
1855
The Warden. Anthony Trollope. 1855. Oxford World's Classics. 294 pages. [Source: Bought]
1856
A Rogue's Life. Wilkie Collins. 1856. 159 pages. [Source: Book I bought]
1857
1858
1859
The Semi-Detached House. Emily Eden. 1859. 172 pages. [Source: Bought] 
1860
1861
1862
No Name. Wilkie Collins. 1862/1998. Oxford University Press. 748 pages.
1863
Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope. 1863. 403 pages. [Source: Bought]
1864
1865
1866
The Belton Estate. Anthony Trollope. 1866/1993. Penguin. 432 pages. [Source: Bought]
Miss Marjoribanks. Margaret Oliphant. 1866. 512 pages. [Source: Bought]
1867
1868
1869
Stepping Heavenward. Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss. 1869/1998. Barbour Books. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]   
1870
1871
1872
1873
The Eustace Diamonds. Anthony Trollope. 1873. 794 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
1874
Phineas Redux. Anthony Trollope. 1874. 768 pages. [Source: Book I bought]
1875
The Law and the Lady. Wilkie Collins. 1875. 430 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
1876
The Prime Minister. Anthony Trollope. 1876. 864 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]   
1877
Black Beauty. Anna Sewell. 1877. 245 pages. [Source: Bought] 
1878
Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope. 1878/1993. Penguin. 632 pages. [Source: Bought]
1879
1880
The Duke's Children. Anthony Trollope. 1880. 560 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]
Jezebel's Daughter. Wilkie Collins. 1880. 304 pages. [Source: Bought]
1881
Ayala's Angel. Anthony Trollope. 1881. 631 pages. [Source: Bought]
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
The Story of the Treasure Seekers. E. Nesbit. 1899. Puffin. 250 pages. [Source: Bought]
1900
1901
Melisande. E. Nesbit. Illustrated by P.J. Lynch. 1901/1988/1999. Candlewick. 48 pages. [Source: Book I Bought]


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