- Hosted by Becky of Becky's Book Reviews
- Minimum 2 books;
- All of 2010
- Overlaps with other challenges allowed.
Read books written by women authors that were written and/or published between 1700 and 1900. Contemporary historical books set in this time period do not count towards this challenge! The challenge is to encourage you to read some classics.
Here is a place where you can get ideas, but be careful, the list includes some authors who won't count. (The site lists authors based on when they were born. So on the 1801-1900 list, for example, you might find women authors who were born in this time but didn't begin writing and publishing their books until the twentieth century.)
I've chosen :19th century (1801-1900)
- Emily Dickinson, Poems
- Katherine Mansfield, Short Stories
- Charlotte Bronte, Villette (also in the All About the Brontes Challenge)
- Anne Radcliffe,The Italian (1797)
- Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (1784-1800)
3. This challenge is for all those books you wish you'd read. It might be Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, a Nora Roberts Romantic Suspense, the Outlander series or a childhood classic Winnie the Pooh. I have a very long list of books that I've been wanting to read , not to mention the list of books I've added to it since I've been blogging. This is a great challenge for getting those TBR piles reduced. So, if you want, go have a look at what you might read and challenge yourself... As for me I've chosen just some:
Chris Ryan, Strike Back (I wished I'd read this and ...I did it! It's my first task completed, very soon on Fly High!)
- Georgette Heyer, Venetia (I've read just one of hers but I must read this one too)
- David Lodge, Exchanging places ("You teach English, you must read this"!)
- Anthony Trollope, An Old Man's Love (never read one of his novels)
- Roberto Saviano, La Bellezza e l'Inferno (Beauty and Hell. I admire him, he is one of the bravest men I've ever heard about , we can be proud of him in Italy, but I haven't read any of his wrtitings yet)
I'm sure I'll add many more to this challenge and you'll be the first to know!
4. I've already started this challenge, ALL ABOUT THE BRONTES, reading and reviewing The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (HERE). My list of tasks is HERE or on the right side bar.
5. I also found this interesting blog THE CLASSIC CIRCUIT which organizes tours of classic writers all around book blogs. I've joined the Edith Wharton Tour and I'll post about her The House of Mirth on January 15th.
6. I would also love to host guest posts to introduce the many interesting people I 've met in the blogosphere. I'd call this event MY BLOGGER BUDDIES: WOMEN, READERS, WRITERS & FRIENDS. Who wants to start being my first guest? You could present your blog, work, books, poems, or any other curious/interesting event you 're organizing (or even simply yourself!). If you are interested , write me. My e-mail address is on the right side-bar.