Victober 2021 TBR

Autumn means Victober (the Victorian literature readathon)! I love this readathon, which feels as much a part of it ‘officially’ becoming autumn as the darker nights and Halloween decorations do. I read so few classics during the rest of the year, but I always enjoy what I pick up during this event, so I’ve no idea why I don’t make more effort year-round? I think it’s maybe just that the Victober hosts and community are so lovely?

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There’s A LOT of October readathons I want to take part in this year, and Victober reads tend to be big and/or dense so I want to keep this on the realistic side. I have three books I really, really want to pick up, and then more of a ‘possibility pile’, to pick from if I can squeeze anything else in at the end.

There are 4 reading prompts, along with a read aloud challenge and a group book. I think my three choice could fill most of the prompts, but since prompts are optional in this readathon, I’m just going to focus on the books themselves, and read the books I’ve been eyeing up for months.


Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Half-Caste by Diana Mulock Craik

The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells

Possibilities (for my own memory, if nothing else)

Re-watching BBC’s North and South

Re-watching some of the Carmilla web-series (or the film), or the new 2019 Carmilla film?

The Moonstone by Willkie Collins

The Law and the Lady by Willkie Collins

East Lynne by Ellen Wood

The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

The Romance of a Shop by Amy Levy

Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau

The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte Mary Yonge

Aurora Floyd Mary Elizabeth Braddon

7 thoughts on “Victober 2021 TBR”

  1. I don’t focus on classics much eitherβ€”but fall is one of the times when I find my mind drifting that way. Maybe it’s because some of my favorite classics are Gothics? And so the go with the spooky season?

    I haven’t read The Island of Dr. Moreau yet. Maybe I’ll finally read that this fall, too.

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