Banned Books 2009

#fullpost{display:none;}The Pelham Library is once again hosting its annual Banned Books Challenge for 2009. February 22, 2009 THROUGH June 30, 2009

My goal is to read two books. Fortunately, Don Quixote is on the list. So I just need to choose one more…and Of Mice and Men is on list. As is Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.




Victorian Challenge 2009

I found a new challenge, The Victorian Challenge. This will go PERFECTLY with my own two challenges–18th and 19th Century Women Writers Reading Challenge, and the Centuries Challenge. It will also work well with the Themed Reading Challenge where my ‘theme’ is books with names in the title.

Victorian Challenge 2009
Challenge Blog; Sign Up Here.
January 1, 2009 – June 30, 2009
books required: participant chooses between 3-6 books

My goal is to take ‘a tour of the British Museum’ which would require me to read FIVE books. But I’m secretly hoping to go all the way to Buckingham Palace–6 books. But I don’t want to jinx myself. Here is a site that gives a listing of authors.

Becky’s Pool of Books

Elizabeth Gaskell: North & South; Mary Barton; Ruth; Sylvia’s Lovers;
George Eliot: Adam Bede; Daniel Deronda; Romola; Felix Holt; Mill on the Floss; Middlemarch;
Anthony Tollope: Ayala’s Angel; Rachel Ray; The Way We Live Now; The Claverings; The Vicar of Bullhampton

Alternate pool (books I don’t own but are on wishlist):
The Daisy Chain by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Hester by Margaret Oliphant
Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant

What gets read: