June is just one day away and that means A Victorian Celebration, the event hosted by Allie from A Literary Odyssey is about to begin. We're very excited to take part because we love the dear old Victorians in all shapes and forms, and a tribute to them is always a good idea in our book.
Our love for the Victorians declared, here's what we'll be reading throughout June and July:
Fiction written in the Victorian period
- George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
- Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
- Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
- Henry James, What Maisie Knew
Fiction set in the Victorian period
- Edith Wharton, The Buccaneers
- A.S. Byatt, Possession
- Giles Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians
- Gail MacColl, To Marry an English Lord
- Charles Darwin, On the Origins of Species
We're really looking forward to reading: The Buccaneers and On the Origins of Species.
We have mixed feelings about reading: Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations. Alexis is reading Wuthering Heights for the first time and she's not sure whether she'll enjoy it. Claudia is mildly allergic to Dickens.
This list is just to give you a taste of the main focus on our blog in the next two months or so. Of course, reading magpies that we are, we might get distracted by other shiny Victorian titles and add them to the list/read them instead. Oh yes, and we'll also be covering some Victorian poetry and Victorian essays in two new series we're planning.
If you haven't signed up yet, you can click on the picture below for the sign-up post on Allie's blog. And now we're off to see what everyone else is reading.