Saturday, 24 January 2015

Victorian Bingo Challenge 2015


Goal: a Bingo (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, four corners and center square). 
Rule: Must use different book for each square. 

My List

1. Book published in the 1840s.
     The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) Alexandre Dumas    
2. Male author.
     The Aspern Papers (1888) Henry James
3. Female author.
     Black Beauty (1877) Anna Sewell
4. Book with a name as the title.
       Miss Marjoribanks (1866) by Mrs. Oliphant
5. Book published in serial (monthly) format.
      Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life (1871-72) by George Eliot
6. Book published in 1837 - 1840.
     A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
7. Book published in the 1850s.
     The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) by Charlotte M. Yonge
8. Children's book.
     Tom Brown’s Schooldays (1857) by Thomas Hughes
9. Book of your choice.
     A Strange Disappearance (1880) by Anna Katharine Green
10. Charles Dickens.
     A Tale of Two Cities (1859) Charles Dickens
11. Book set in England.
     New Grub Street (1891) by George Gissing
12. Book that you wish had been adapted into a movie.
     The Haunted Hotel (1878) by Wilkie Collins
13. Book published in the 1860s.
     East Lynne (1861) by Ellen Wood
14. Reread of your choice.
     Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte
15. Anthony Trollope
     Doctor Thorne (1858) by Anthony Trollope
16. For better or worse (marriage)
     Aurora Floyd (1863) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
17. Mystery-suspense-sensation.
     No Name (1862) by Wilkie Collins
18. Book over 400 pages.
     Les Miserables (1862) by Victor Hugo
19. Book published in the 1870s.
     The Leavenworth Case (1878) by Anna Katharine Green
20. Wilkie Collins 
     The Woman in White (1859) by Wilkie Collins
21. Book published in the 1890s. 
     The Awakening (1899) Kate Chopin
22. Book that has been adapted into a movie.
     A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens
23. Book published 1900-1901.
     Claudine at School (1900) by Colette
24. Collection (poetry, stories, fairy tales).
     The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories edited by Michael Cox
25. Book published in the 1880s

       Treasure Island (1883) Robert Louis Stevenson     

This is the final challenge I signed up for in 2015. I look forward to reading every single book on this list. Have you read any of the title? If yes, what do you think of it?


  1. This looks like a fun challenge!
    I loved The Woman in White, such a fun book. I also really enjoyed Jane Eyre and Tale of Two Cities. However, I hope you like Les Miserables more than me - I like chunky epics but there were too many diversions in the story for me.

    1. Yay! Your taste seems similar to mine. I enjoy Jane Eyre and Tale of Two Cities too. Can't wait to start The Woman in White.
      I've been wanting to read Les Miserables since 2010 and still hasn't got to it.