Friday, January 2, 2009

Victorian Challenge

The Victorian Challenge

The Victorian Era is probably my favorite literary time period, so this challenge will be a lot of fun.

I'll be reading six books:
1. Drood by Dan Simmons
2. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
3. Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
4. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
5. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Shadow in the North by Phillip Pullman
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock


  1. You have ssome great choices there! Once you start reading the Deanna Raybourn, you won't be able to put it down. Ditto with The Meaning of Night, which was one of the highlights of my 2008 reading year.

  2. I second Katherine! Deanna Raybourn is amazing! Ah, to be meeting Nicholas Brisbane for the first time. I hope you enjoy it and have Silent in the Sanctuary close by!

  3. Great choices! Moonstone is one of my favorites.

  4. Hi Ruth - Stop by my blog tomorrow to pick up your award!

  5. This looks like a fun challenge. I have an award on my blog for you, come and pick it up!

  6. I am a great fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and one should certainly read the first appearance of Mr. Holmes....and of course The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great tale.

    I have always meant to read The Moonstone...if I had a list, that would be on it!

  7. Just found your blog today and I love it. :3

  8. I am reading a Dangerous affair now.

  9. Great choices! I've read the Philip Pullman and Libba Bray books and very familiar with The Hound of the Baskervilles. Should be a good challenge!

  10. I wasn't a big fan of A Great and Terrible Beauty, but I just read And Only to Deceive and a really really liked it.