Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Victorian Novels

I have this set of Victorian Women Author stamps, which I treasure!

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite books in X Genre.  Since I love Victorian novels, my only issue was limiting the list to 10.  The last one is not strictly a novel, but a literary bio, one of the first of its kind, but it reads like a novel.

I ended up limiting my list of books to those I had read at least twice, though I don't think there's a book on here I haven't read at least three times.  And, it had to be one that I plan to reread. After all, favorite means favorite!
  1. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  2. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  3. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
  4. Vanity Fair, by William Thackeray
  5. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  6. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
  7. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Wives and Daughters, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  10. The Life of Charlotte Bronte, by Elizabeth Gaskell
Visit The Broke and the Bookish for other Top Ten genre lists.

Sadly, I couldn't find a Wilkie Collins Stamp


  1. An interesting list - no Jane Austen. I've read most of them, but not the Gaskells, nor David Copperfield (although I have a sneaking feeling that I have read it, unless that's because I've watched TV versions!). I'll have to think what my list would include.

  2. Ooops - just realised your list is Victorian novels!!!

  3. This is great meme. I like your list. I would be a little hard pressed to compose my own because choosing would be difficult.

    I have never read Elizabeth Gaskell. I really need to give her work a try.

  4. I have read them all but no Trollope

    1. I really enjoy Trollope, but none of his made this list because I haven't reread any of them yet!

  5. This is such a great list... I've read 7/10. Wives and Daughters will definitely be my next Gaskell, but I hadn't considered The Life of Charlotte Bronte. Should probably rethink that.

    When I got so caught up in Trollope last year, I vowed not to read Dickens again until I'd finished all of Mr. T... it may be a while before I get to David Copperfield ;-)

    1. Finishing all of Trollope is a tall order! Good luck. I have one more book in the Barsetshire series and really looking forward to it.

  6. I love Middlemarch and The Woman in White! They're two of my favorites, too. :)

  7. Well, there are four of these that I've read more than once and two others that I intend to read again so I have to approve of your list! :)

  8. I have read and loved all of these, but most of them only once...I am hoping to get around to a reread someday!

  9. Pretty damned embarrassed to say that I have never read any Collins or Gaskell - gasp! Seriously need to get that rectified!