I’m taking it rather easy with this and joining for just the read one book option.
I really want to read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall but I may instead be substituting a Gothic read, since the upcoming Classics Circuit will be pre-1840s Gothic literature. I’m not sure what it will be yet, since the only true Gothic novel from that era that I have read was The Monk and I didn’t like it all that much. Frankenstein? Or maybe Ann Radcliffe of some kind. Also, my classics book club is reading The Woman in White in October. Since I’ve already read it, I didn’t want to count it for this challenge, but then again, I do plan to reread it. If I do get all three of these read, I’ll have almost finished Peril the First!
I also plan on joining the Short Story challenge too. I have an Everyman’s Library edition of Ghost Stories with stories by classic authors from Saki to Maupassant. I hope I’ll write about one a week, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m not a ghost story person, but this collection just looks so classic, I’m thinking I may enjoy it. (There is no Edgar Allan Poe in it, so it looks doubly promising…)
Anyway, which pre-1840s Gothic novel have you loved and could recommend? I’m still working on the intro to the Classics Circuit tour, so I have lots more research to do myself…