Victober 2017 TBR

Reader, I’m joining #Victober 2017.

How could I possibly resist a readathon that combines three of my favorite things: Booktube, Victorian literature, and the month of October?! 

Victober is a monthlong readathon hosted by the lovely booktubers: Kate Howe, Ange from Beyond the Pages, Katie from Books and Things, and Lucy the Reader.

The goal is to read and enjoy Victorian literature* during the month of October, and to complete as many of these challenges as you wish:

Challenge 1: Read a Victorian book by a Scottish, Irish, or Welsh Author

Challenge 2: Read a Victorian book that someone recommended to you.

Challenge 3: Read a Victorian book or short story with supernatural elements in it.

Challenge 4: Read a lesser known Victorian book (Books with under 12,000 ratings on Goodreads.)

Challenge 5: Read a Victorian book by a female author.

*Victorian Literature is typically defined as literature written in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

Watching everyone’s Victober TBR videos is making me really crave big, chunky Victorian tomes. I can’t wait to dive into some of these great reads…


My Victober TBR:

-Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Victober Challenges: 5

Other Challenges: R.IP., Classics Club

The Lifted Veil by George Eliot

Victober Challenges: 3, 4, 5

Other Challenges: R.I.P.

Miss Marjoribanks by Mrs. Oliphant 

Victober Challenges: 1, 2, 4, 5 (Also the group read-along book)

Realistically, I’ll be lucky to complete this small TBR on top of all the other reading I want to accomplish this month. If for some reason I have some extra reading time (Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is right around the corner after all), here are some additional Victorian novels I’d love to pick up soon:


The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (Classics Club)

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (CC, 4)

Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau (CC, 2, 4, 5)


Will you be participating in Victober? If so, what are you planning to read? 




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