2019 Georgian Challenge

Here's one I've never done before: a Georgian Reading Challenge, hosted by Becky at Becky's Book Reviews.  Becky says:

Duration: December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
# of books: minimum four

Georgian Era can be defined as either 1714-1830 OR 1744-1837. You may choose how you want to define it in terms of the reading challenge. It covers the reigns of George I, George II, George III, and George IV of England. (If you go with the later definition, it also includes the oh-so-brief reign of William IV.) This includes the REGENCY PERIOD but is more inclusive.

There will be seven check-in posts. February 16, 2019; April 6, 2019; May 18, 2019; July 6, 2019; September 7, 2019; November 2, 2019. December 28, 2019.

"Official" theme song: Born 2 Rule (The Four Georges)

What counts:

  • Novels, poems, plays, short stories, novellas, letters, diaries, essays, nonfiction published in Great Britain (or its colonies) during the Georgian era. 
  • Nonfiction books published about the Georgian era. Including, of course, biographies on the royal family. 
  • Historical fiction set during the Georgian era. 
  • Books, e-books, audio books.  
  • Movies and television series set during this period--if you review them--can count. But try to keep things balanced.
You may make a list if you want to plan ahead...or read according to your whimsy.
I have a couple of Georgian novels on my TBR pile and maybe this will help me get to them!  A minimum of FOUR is a little daunting, I must say.  I don't think I can read four Georgian novels.  But Boswell's Journey to the Hebrides would count too, and I could read a history book or some Rambler essays.  The 18th century isn't one of my big favorites, but perhaps it will become such.

I declare my Georgian Era to be 1714 - 1830.  I shall eschew all things Williamite!  Sorry, William.

  1.  The Unknown Ajax, by Georgette Heyer
  2. The Adventures of Roderick Random, by Tobias Smollett
  3. A Journey to the Hebrides, by Johnson and Boswell
  4. The Bride of Lammermoor, by Sir Walter Scott

2 comments:

Carol said...

I was hoping to join in with this challenge but The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli might be the only one I get to. I'd also like to read, The Longest Day & as much as I'd like to read some othe them, I think the histories might be beyond me at the moment.

Jean said...

Well, Thucydides is certainly defeating me at the moment! Join in when you can. :)