2011 Gothic Reading Challenge

I have decided to add one more challenge this year, and only because I am an absolute Gothic Fiction fan…..I couldn’t resist. The challenge is being hosted by gothicreadingchallenge.blogspot.com.

Here is the info about their challenge which I listed below. Here is a list of classic Gothic elements and the list of books which are being used for the challenge.

I have read lots of these books already but since many are classics which I love and therefore I don’t mind reading them again and again…..that’s the beauty of classics…..I can read them over and over again but get something new out of them every time!

Check out the challenge and be sure to follow my progress as I will be posting my responses in my blog!

Here is the challenge info again or just check out the site here:

January 1 – December 31 2011

There is nothing better than a great Gothic read – crumbling old castles, mysterious legends, shadowy characters, supernatural beings and unexplainable events, make for some of the most haunting and captivating reading imaginable.

There are four levels of participation to choose from:

  • A Little Madness – Read just 1 novel with Gothic elements.
  • The Darkness Within – Read 5 novels with Gothic elements.
  • A Maniacal Frenzy – Read 10 novels with Gothic elements.
  • Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know – Read 20 novels with Gothic elements

For this challenge, I’m going for five books- The Darkness Within

I’ll be reading:

  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte or Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • And if I get really ambitious……I might even read The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Click here to join me if you’re interested!

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