I cannot believe that it finally is October. You may not know, but it actually is my favourite month of the year. As for someone who hates the heat and who is literally allergic to the sun (I swear, I am a nightmare), Autumn is my paradise. Seeing all the leaves on the floor, being able to wear my sweaters again, walking home while it’s dark outside and working with the sound of the rain make me more than happy and I now feel alive again. In a few days, it’ll be my birthday then Halloween and I can’t wait to properly enjoy this month.
This year, however, October is even more special to me, and it’s because I’m participating in #Victober.
What is #Victober?
#Victober is a Victorian readathon, which is happening throughout the whole month of October during which you have to read as many Victorian novels you can/want to.
There are some challenges, but you don’t necessarely have to complete them. As for me, I don’t intend to do so, but here is the list anyway for this year:
- read a Victorian book by a Scottish, Irish or Welsh author;
- read a lesser-known Victorian book (less than 12.000 ratings on Goodreads);
- read a supernatural Victorian book;
- read a Victorian book that someone recommended to you;
- and read a Victorian book by a female author.
What am I going to read during #Victober?
Since I do not really intend on completing any challenges, I went to my TBR pile and take out every Victorian novels. I decided to try to read them all, but to focus on five novels first, which can actually work for the challenges as well.
Here is what I want to read:
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (re-read) (can complete challenges 1 and 3);
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (can complete challenge 4);
- Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (can complete challenge 5);
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins;
- and Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy, my love (can complete challenge 2).
How am I going to proceed?
Reading 10+ books per month, I am not intimidated by this TBR but mostly excited. However, I will also read other books from my TBR pile which aren’t part of the Victorian literature. To highlight my #Victober readings though, I will post a review for each Victorian novel read on both Goodreads and my blog.
Now that you all know everything about #Victober, I hope that many of you will join this readathon and have fun with us. The Victorian Literature is amazing and I can’t wait to finally read and reread those five novels.
Tell me in the comments if you are joining or what books you want to read during October!