Akylina’s Reading England Challenge

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I have been intending to expand my knowledge and read more about England and all the different regions and counties it includes and the Reading England Challenge that the lovely Behold the Stars is hosting is a great opportunity for me to do so. Here is a list of the books per county that I would like to read for this challenge:

• The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
• The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

• Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

• Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

• The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (re-read)

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
• The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

• The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (re-read)

• The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

• Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
• Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

• North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

• Emma by Jane Austen
• Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

• Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

• Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Persuasion by Jane Austen

• The Watsons by Jane Austen

• Sanditon by Jane Austen

• As You Like It by William Shakespeare

• The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


6 thoughts on “Akylina’s Reading England Challenge

  1. Pingback: Reading England 2015 | theliterarysisters

  2. I’ve only read 4 of these so I should definitely add some of these to my list. I feel like I didn’t read a lot of the children’s classics growing up. Things like The Railway Children, Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows. I think I got too distracted by Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, and later Point Crime, Choose your Own Adventures before moving onto short stories. I’ll definitely be looking out for your reviews or thoughts on them.

    But look at me getting distracted! The reason I came here is to nominate for you an award. I didn’t think you accepted them, but noticed you answered you recently. No worries if you’re too swamped to post anything. Please take it as a compliment https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/awards-three-of-a-different-kind/

    • Thank you so much for both the nomination and the comment, Alex! It’s an honour, really. I’ll prepare my post in the next few days 🙂
      As for the books, I completely agree with you. The books we got as children here in Greece were sometimes different from the children’s classics everyone else read, so I, too, feel that I haven’t read some basic classic books! I’ve fallen a bit behind in this challenge, though, so thank you for reminding me not to neglect it anymore!

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