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message 1: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 5.10 - "The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them."
In honor of Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British Monarch, read a book written by an author who lived during her lifetime (May 24, 1819 – January 22, 1901).

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


message 2: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Do their lives need to overlap Queen Victoria's a certain amount, or... Like if I read something written by a woman who was born in 1896, would that work? They weren't exactly contemporaries...


message 3: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments I need suggestions!


message 4: by Cait (last edited Feb 17, 2010 03:44PM) (new)


message 5: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 198 comments Trying to stretch my brain waaaaaay back to my old Victorian Lit class...

Dickens of course: I'd recommend Great Expectations for being a better story at a manageable length
The Brontes: Charlotte, Anne, and Emily
Lewis Carroll
George Eliot
Wilkie Collins
Anthony Trollope
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Oscar Wilde

Poetry:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Christina Rossetti
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Robert Browning

American Authors of the same time period, assuming they are acceptable:
Mark Twain
Herman Melville
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne


message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments In case you wanted to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass during the spring, but didn't get to fit it in, this was written in the 1860s.


message 7: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Kathryn wrote: "In case you wanted to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass during the spring, but didn't get to fit it in, this was written in the 1860s."
Thank you! I am sitting here wracking my brains trying to get my TBR to sync up with some tasks!!!



message 8: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Nicole wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "In case you wanted to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass during the spring, but didn't get to fit it in, this was written in the 1860s."
..."


Lewis Carroll is also a pseudonym. :o)




message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Cait wrote: "Nicole wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "In case you wanted to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass during the spring, but didn't get to fit it in, this was written ..."

See! I missed this. I love how knowledgeable everyone is about books and I love sharing ideas of how to fit things in!



message 10: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments I missed it too, Nicole. :o)


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments Yeah, I got that. I didn't know that until I randomly looked up Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on Wikipedia. I don't think that Carroll got included the last time we did a pseudonym. I was really excited about that!


message 12: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 629 comments Louisa May Alcott also lived during that time period. I have been meaning to re-read Little Women forever!


message 13: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "Do their lives need to overlap Queen Victoria's a certain amount, or... Like if I read something written by a woman who was born in 1896, would that work? They weren't exactly contemporaries..."

As long as the author was alive at some point during her life that's fine.


message 14: by TMBookluvr (new)

TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 285 comments that's a good idea about Alice in Wonderland. May do that. I also have a collection of Sherlock Holmes I was debating on reading.

Thanks!


message 15: by BJ Rose (last edited Feb 18, 2010 08:30AM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 822 comments Also found:

E.B. White - 1899-1985
C. S. Lewis - 1898-1963
P. L. Travers - 1899-1996 *also Australian author
Ethel Turner - 1872-1958 *also Australian author


message 16: by Petra (new)

Petra There's also Laura Ingalls Wilder and Bram Stoker. I think I'll read Dracula.


message 17: by Fiona (Titch) (last edited Feb 19, 2010 06:16AM) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Thanks, I will read I Capture the Castle


message 18: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle) (1896-1990)
Jules Verne (1828-1905)


Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 335 comments AH! Perfect! Thanks Sara! I'm going to read I Capture the Castle!


message 20: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Hmmmmmmmmmm, which shall I read. I have I Capture the Castle and Dracula


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Alexandre Dumas lived from 1802 to 1870, so I presume he fits?


message 22: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Yep! Which Dumas are you going to read? I LOVED The Count of Monte Cristo...


message 23: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "Yep! Which Dumas are you going to read? I LOVED The Count of Monte Cristo..."

That was definitely a great book. Lyn, if you haven't read it, you should really read it!


message 24: by Jay (new)

Jay (jaydek) | 60 comments Another reading challenge my friend runs had us read a classic Gothic novel and my choice was Frankenstein...but I never finished. I'm going to use it for this challenge since I've already put some time in to it! Other classic Gothic novels like Dracula or The Woman in White might be worth looking in to! (though not sure of time periods)


message 25: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Yay! My book club read fits!

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (1873 - 1939)


message 26: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieisallbooked) | 263 comments Agatha Christie was born in 1890 so her works would fit the task, too.


message 27: by Becky (new)

Becky | 3 comments Keeping Faith This would work, right?

Becky


message 28: by Liz M (last edited Mar 02, 2010 06:14PM) (new)

Liz M Becky wrote: "Keeping Faith This would work, right?"

The author has to have been alive at some point between May 24, 1819 – January 22, 1901. Jodi Picoult was born in 1966, so it does not work.


message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen) (vampsita) Francis Hodgson Burnett works! I'm finally re-reading A Little Princess, though I think I like The Secret Garden slightly better.


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