Sunday, December 06, 2015

2016 Challenges: Victorian Bingo (Signing up for my own challenge)

Victorian Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: January - December 2016
Goal: Get at least one bingo, five books minimum
Sign up
The categories:

  • American male author
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Book That Has Been Adapted Into A Movie
  • Charles Dickens
  • American female author
  • Book published 1871-1880
  • Book about property, inheritance, economics
  • Children's book of your choice
  • Mystery, suspense, sensation
  • Book published 1837-1849
  • Book published 1881-1890
  • Wilkie Collins
  • Book by a European Author
  • Book with a name as the title
  • Book published 1861-1870
  • Book published 1891-1901
  • Book about courtship or marriage
  • Book of your choice
  • Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, etc.)
  • Book published 1850-1860
  • British Female Author
  • Fiction book set during the Victorian era
  • Book or Movie about Queen Victoria
  • Nonfiction book about the Victorian era
  • British Male Author  
 Becky's Fulfilled Categories:

American Male Author: 
Joan of Arc. Mark Twain. 1895/1896. 452 pages. [Source: Library] MEDIEVAL FRANCE (Adult)
Book or Movie About Queen Victoria:
British Female Author
North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1854-1855. 452 pages. [Source: Bought] ADULT, CLASSIC, ROMANCE  
American Female Author
Hans Brinker, Or, The Silver Skates. Mary Mapes Dodge. 1865. 244 pages. [Source: Bought]  MG ADVENTURE, COMING OF AGE
Fiction book set during the Victorian era
The Sins of the Wolf (William Monk #5). Anne Perry. 1995. 436 pages. [Source: Library] [historical mystery, series book] 

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1 comments:

fictionfanblog 5:16 PM  

Sounds like a fun challenge! I spotted it over at Margaret's blog, BooksPlease. I don't think I'll join in formally since I'm rotten at sticking to challenges, but I shall use it as a check at the end of the year to see how many boxes I completed. Thanks for creating the card!

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