Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2012 Challenge: The League of Extraordinary Gentleman

Although I'm currently racing through my books to try and get my 2011 challenges completed I couldn't refrain from looking forward and signing up to this particular challenge. Not only does it look like a lot of fun, but it'll give me the push I need to finally start some of my TBR books.

So what is it exactly? Booking in Heels has created an entire challenge around the 2003 film The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore, this fantastic story includes some of literatures best known characters. The focus of this challenge is to read the books that the characters first appeared in, so that means between January 1st and December 31st I'll be reading...

*King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (Allan Quatermain)
*Dracula by Bram Stoker (Mina Harker)
*20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Captain Nemo)
*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer)
*The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Dorian Gray)
*The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
*The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (Rodney Skinner - kind of*)
*The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (James Moriarty)
*The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (The Phantom)

I'm also going to take a leaf out of Gabe's (of Gabriel Reads) book and read the original graphic novel. I've read a couple of other Alan Moore books and I've always enjoyed them, so I don't expect this to be any different.

If you want to take part in this great new challenge head over to the Booking In Heels blog and sign up. I can't wait to see everyone's reviews on these classic texts!

*Due to open copyright the characters from The Invisible Man couldn't be used directly, so instead they had to get a little creative with it.


  1. Hi Kayleigh, great to have you on board!

    I'll be reading the graphic novel too, hopefully Volumes 1 and 2, because I've had them on my TBR for far too long now.

  2. This sounds wonderful! I will definitely try to do this, as these are some of the Classics that I have always wanted to read!

  3. @Kate, I think I have almost all these books sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. Thank goodness for challenges that force you to pick up the books in your shelf!

  4. This has to be one of the best-named challenges and one of the funnest ones, to boot. Yay!



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