Monday, December 28, 2020

2021 Reading Challenges: Victorian (my sign up)

 

Victorian Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Duration: January 2021 - December 2021
Goal: Read between 4 to 6 Books (4 minimum)

I hope to do a little in each of the categories.

January - March

1) Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi. 1883. 160 pages. [Source: Bought]

2) The Bostonians. Henry James. 1886. 460 pages. [Source: Bought]

I watched 1975 North and South.

3) Ruth. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1853. 432 pages. [Source: Bought] 

4) The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde. 1895. 76 pages. [Source: Bought]

5) Lady Windermere's Fan. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 70 pages. [Source: Bought]

6) An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 78 pages. [Source: Bought] 

I watched 2004 North and South

April - June

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July - September

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October - December 

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January/February The theme is ADAPTATIONS. Read any book that has been adapted into a movie, miniseries, or television show. OR read any book that you think SHOULD be adapted into a movie. If you choose that option you can even make a case for WHO should star in it.

1) Pinocchio. Carlo Collodi. 1883. 160 pages. [Source: Bought]

2) The Bostonians. Henry James. 1886. 460 pages. [Source: Bought] *there was a film in 1984, I have not watched it...at least not yet.

I watched 1975 North and South

3) Ruth. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1853. 432 pages. [Source: Bought]

4) The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde. 1895. 76 pages. [Source: Bought]

February/March The theme is LOVE and MARRIAGE. Read any book where characters fall in love, or fall out of love, or court, or become engaged, or get married. It doesn't have to be an epic romance with a happily ever after. (Though it can!)

1) Lady Windermere's Fan. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 70 pages. [Source: Bought]

2) An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde. 1893. 78 pages. [Source: Bought]

March/April The theme is JOURNEYS and TRAVELS. Read any book where a character goes on ANY journey. (For example, Pickwick Papers, Three Men in a Boat, Jane Eyre, Can You Forgive Her?, Great Expectations, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) The journey does not have to be a grand adventure or luxurious vacation.

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April/May The theme is SECOND CHANCES. Give an author a second chance. Give a book a second chance. Give a genre a second chance. 

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May/June The theme is FAVORITE AUTHORS, NEW-TO-ME Books. Choose a favorite author and read a book by him/her that you've never read before. 

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June/July The theme is NONFICTION. Read nonfiction books (autobiographies, biographies, etc.) published during the Victorian era OR nonfiction books about the Victorian era or specific Victorians.

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July/August The theme is NAMES AS TITLES. Read any book where a proper name (a person, a place, etc) is the title of the book. 

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August/September The theme is BACK TO SCHOOL. Read (or reread) any book that you were assigned to read in school or university. OR Read any book where a character's education is emphasized (Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby, Jane Eyre, etc.) OR Read any book that you think SHOULD be required reading for high school or university. OR Read a Victorian children's classic. 

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September/October The theme is CRIME OR TRUE CRIME. Thrillers. Mysteries. Suspense. Horror. GOTHIC. This would be a great place to fit in general nonfiction about the Victorian era. Some great true crime books have been published. 

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October/November The theme is HOME AND FAMILY. Read any book with a focus on family life and relationships between family members. (The relationships do not have to be healthy.) 

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November/December The theme is COMFORT READS. Reread a book (of any length) that just makes you HAPPY. 

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January Through December: The super-bonus theme is BEARDED VICTORIANS.

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2 comments:

Viola said...

Signing up for this one too. www.bookaddiction.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Welcome to the challenge!