Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gothic Novel Challenge!

(I can't resist a good challenge - can you; Thanks Monica for hosting this challenge).

My Tentative List
  1. We Have Always Lived in a Castle; Shirley Jackson - 5/5
  2. House at Riverton; Kate Morton - 4/5
  3. Bloodroot; Amy Greene - (audio) 4/5
  4. Jamaica Inn;  D. DuMaurier - 4.5/5
  5. Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton - 4/5 (review coming)
 You can participate in a few different levels:

Easy: Read 5 Gothic Novels (my choice)
Intermediate: Read 10 Gothic Novels
Expert: Read 20 Gothic Novels


This challenge will end Dec 31st, 2010 

14 comments:

  1. I would suggest The Thirteen Tale, Flowers in the Attic and Coraline. :)

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  2. Ruthann...thanks, I read Thirteenth Tale and enjoyed it.

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  3. Great idea! How about the Mysteries of Udolpho, Uncle Silas, Mary Elizabeth Braddon novels?

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  4. Mrs. B....I hadn't heard of any of those, but I just found a few more (Sarah Waters) for this challenge. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  5. I think this sounds like a great Challenge. Good Luck. I also LOVED The Thirteenth Tale.

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  6. OH know! I LOVE Gothic literature, but I promised myself not to join too many challenges this year. What to do....what to do.....

    Love your list of books!

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  7. Great reading choices! Looking forward to these reviews.

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  8. Ooohh... I'll watch out for your reviews!! :) Not a Gothic fan really, but you have fun!!

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  9. This challenge sounds like a fun one! I hope you enjoy your picks, Diane. Several of those are ones I'd like to read one day. The Woman in White was so good, I thought.

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  10. I thought I would be all done with adding challenges and then you had to post about this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    have fun while I sit here ruminating on whether or not I should join!!

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  11. It looks like you have a really great list here! I love both Sarah Waters and Wilkie Collins. Armandale (by Collins) is going to be my next big selfish read.

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  12. You will not be disappointed with Wilke Collins, especially with A Woman in White. I just reread it this winter and loved it all over again.

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  13. Woman in White is really great. Hope you enjoy it. I'm planning to read the Moonstone this year as well.

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