First, I want to thank Allie from A Literary Odyssey for hosting this blogging event. I've had so much fun and read so many great books the past couple of months. Here's what I finished during The Victorian Celebration.
I posted nine reviews:
- Our Mutual Friend, my eleventh novel by Charles Dickens, and now one of my favorites;
- Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte, which has been on my TBR shelves for about five years;
- Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome, author of one of my favorite books;
- Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, on my TBR shelves for two years;
- The Odd Women by George Gissing, a Victorian author I'd never read before;
- The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit, a delightful Victorian children's book and one of my favorite reads this year;
- Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, a neo-Victorian which I first read more than 20 years ago;
- The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles; a neo-Victorian on my TBR Challenge list;
- L'Assommoir by Emile Zola, a French novel written during the same period (my sixth novel by Zola and my fifth in the Rougon-Macquart series.
I also hosted two giveaways. I'm really happy with all the books I finished in the last two months -- I'm only sorry that I wasn't able to read more. I still have a giant stack of books by Anthony Trollope unread!
How about you, bloggers? Did you get a lot of Victorians read this summer? Which were your favorites?