It’s that time of year again! I’ll be participating in Victober, an event hosted by Kate Howe, Books and Things, and Lucythereader over on Youtube. The goal is to reader Victorian literature in the month of October. I participated last year and had a lovely time. This year, I’ll be using it to do some reading for my qualifying exams.
Middlemarch by George Eliot
First up we have Middlemarch, which I’ve been reading since June. My goal is to finally finish it. You can check out my thoughts so far in my A Season in Middlemarch posts. This counts for two of the four event challenges: Katie’s, which is to read a book set in the countryside and/or the city, and Lucy’s, which is to read a book with a female main character . Middlemarch is a country town, and there is also a significant section set in Florence. And Dorothea is the main character, and she is certainly female.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Next is Vanity Fair, which I have owned for years and really should have read by now considering how often it’s referenced. To be fair, I have seen the movie. This counts for the group challenge, which is to read a book you haven’t read before. It also counts for Lucy’s challenge since the main character, Becky Sharpe, is a woman.
So that’s all I have planned out for the moment. And they’re both quite large, so that may be all I get to. But I’ll certainly read more if I have time. I’m just not sure which books yet!