I hope this letter finds you well. I have received, with pleasure, your previous communication, regarding the Fifty-Two Book Reading Challenge. It has been most stimulating and informative, and my colleagues and I have appreciated the opportunity to read a wide variety of books over the past thirty-eight weeks.
However, I wish to inform you that many of the books you have selected for your reviews have been, to put it politely, "unsavoury". We here at the Victorian Gentlemen's Reading Society feel that your readership would be greatly benefited from having their reading tastes restricted to a more genteel selection, and so we applaud the fact that this week's challenge is:
39. A Victorian Novel.
Although, it must be noted that novels should be kept away from impressionable young girls. They are prone to fits of hysteria when over stimulated by tawdry prose.
Victorian Gentlemen's Reading Society.