Victober Announcement and Recommendations 2020

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#Victober
In which I announce Victober . . .

Victober is a month-long readathon all about celebrating Victorian literature.

The other hosts:
Lucy the Reader: www.youtu.be/Q-Gr-idpezw
Kate Howe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidSDkBuwXE

Goodreads group: https://tinyurl.com/y4am2kac

---Challenges---

1. Katie’s challenge: Read a Victorian book that equates to your favourite modern genre
2. Lucy’s challenge: Read a Victorian diary or collection of letters
3. Kate’s challenge: Read a new to you book and/or short story by a favourite Victorian author
4. Readers’ challenge: Read a Victorian book from a previous Victober TBR that you didn't get to, or one you’ve been meaning to read for ages
5. General challenge: Read a Victorian book while wearing something Victorian/Victorian-esque
Group readalong: Shirley by Charlotte Brontë

---Books Mentioned---

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë: https://tinyurl.com/sf93m36

Historical fiction
Lorna Doone, Blackmore: https://tinyurl.com/y4nceqyx
Barnaby Rudge, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y3hc2c5t
A Tale of Two Cities: https://tinyurl.com/y2583aos
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë: https://tinyurl.com/y4f43u2m
Lois the Witch, Gaskell: https://tinyurl.com/y6dqsqdl
The Trumpet Major, Hardy: https://tinyurl.com/y5w3zq5n

Thrillers (sensation novels)
No Name, Collins: https://tinyurl.com/yyk98buy
The Woman in White: https://tinyurl.com/y2ae69w7
East Lynne, Ellen Wood: https://tinyurl.com/y4wdsduo
Lady Auderly’s Secret, Braddon: https://tinyurl.com/y2urv2aa
Desperate Remedies, Hardy: https://tinyurl.com/yxfk2sye
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde: https://tinyurl.com/yymbpgo2

Mystery books
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Conon Doyle: https://tinyurl.com/y4rhuwr7
The Memoires of Sherlock Holmes: https://tinyurl.com/yytlnnql
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: https://tinyurl.com/ul5llrh
The Moonstone, Wilke Collins: https://tinyurl.com/yxdjhg7h
Bleak House, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y27jfdox
Clara Vaughan, Blackmore: https://tinyurl.com/y4ez3j5h

Action/adventure
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson: https://tinyurl.com/y2gm6qv9
Jill, Amy Dillwyn: https://tinyurl.com/yymxnv3x

Science fiction
The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells: https://tinyurl.com/ycgodssz
The Time Machine: https://tinyurl.com/yaqmn4h5
The War of the Worlds: https://tinyurl.com/yazlemk2
The Island of Doctor Moreau: https://tinyurl.com/yykwc8m6
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide, Stevenson: https://tinyurl.com/y5heuaw4
News from Nowhere, William Morris: https://tinyurl.com/y4ly2nys

Ghost stories
A Christmas Carol, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y6jyo4d2
The Haunted Man: https://tinyurl.com/y6rdjnsh
The Twilight Stories, Rhoda Broughton: https://tinyurl.com/y6sxkycd

Horror
Dracula, Stoker: https://tinyurl.com/y5glcwj7
Carmilla, Le Fanu: https://tinyurl.com/y584wmwu
Uncle Silas: https://tinyurl.com/y4chzufg

Fantasy
Flatland, Abbott: https://tinyurl.com/yabef5rd
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll: https://tinyurl.com/y2njlzku
Phantastes, George MacDonald: https://tinyurl.com/yxegk88e

Love stories
North and South, Gaskell: https://tinyurl.com/y8rgfl6e
Mr Harrison’s Confessions: https://tinyurl.com/y65mvqsf
Rachel Ray, Trollope: https://tinyurl.com/yxcp527t
The Claverings: https://tinyurl.com/y26m6f8l
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë: https://tinyurl.com/yb9vrsv2

Comdies
The Pickwick Papers, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y4kw3eof
Cranford, Gaskell: https://tinyurl.com/yy2wohv5
Three Men in a Boat, Jermone J. Jermone: https://tinyurl.com/y54jk9nl
Diary of a Nobody, George Grossmith: https://tinyurl.com/y4thjsql

Literary
Vanity Fair: https://tinyurl.com/y346ynbw
Middlemarch, Eliot: https://tinyurl.com/yd2gqfqd
The Egoist, Meredith: https://tinyurl.com/y6rhuhey

YA (coming of age)
David Copperfield, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y2ga2xhy
Great Expectations: https://tinyurl.com/y47e4tyl
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë: https://tinyurl.com/yb9vrsv2
Olive, Diane Mullock Craik: https://tinyurl.com/y4f4vlv6

Children’s books
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll: https://tinyurl.com/y2njlzku
The Water Babies, Kingsley: https://tinyurl.com/y46rse7q
The Jungle Book, Kipling: https://tinyurl.com/ybvwlbyw

Non-fiction
The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick: https://tinyurl.com/y3v964fc
The Uncommercial Traveller, Dickens: https://tinyurl.com/y4cjb97z
Life of Charlotte Bronte, Gaskell: https://tinyurl.com/y28ncjvh
Cassandra, Florence Nightingale: https://tinyurl.com/yys8h5ba
John Ruskin
John Stuart Mill

Poetry
Christina Rossetti
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Plays
Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw

---Also---

Claudia, The Spinster’s Library, Victorian hair tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/yden3cga

---General links---



My website: http://www.katielumsden.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katiejlumsden

Instragram: https://instagram.com/katiejlumsden/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8190907-katie-lumsden

Email: katie.booksandthings@gmail.com
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