Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Signing up for...A Classics Challenge
Posted by JaneGS
Katherine Cox of November's Autumn has organized a reading challenge that is right up my alley, and I simply love the graphic she created for it and will be happy to have that gracing my blog for the next year.
The Challenge: Read seven works of Classic Literature in 2012, but only three of the seven may be re-reads.
How Does it Work? A little like a blog hop. Instead of writing a review as you finish each book (of course, you can do that too), visit November's Autumn on the 4th of each month from January 2012 - December 2012.
You will find a prompt, it will be general enough that no matter which Classic you're reading or how far into it, you will be able to answer. There will be a form for everyone to link to their post.
Join the Challenge: Anyone who loves to read classics and has a blog is invited and can join anytime before December 2012.
My Reading List for this Challenge:
Silas Marner - George Eliot
Reread, but I have to in order to read her major works in order!
Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
I reacquainted myself with Steinbeck this past summer and found out how much I like his writing.
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes - Robert Louis Stevenson
I'm a long-time fan of RLS and I learned that Steinbeck's Travels with Charley was inspired by this RLS book.
Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
I enjoyed The Warden, which I read about a year ago, and am looking forward to more in the saga.
Romola - George Eliot
Know nothing about this book, other than I am reading all of Eliot and it comes after Silas Marner.
Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
I really want to watch the BBC mini-series and I can't until I've read the book first. I haven't read much Dickens in recent years, but looking forward to diving into a good London story since I've been reading up on London history a lot lately.
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
I just have to read the book that helped launch the Civil War. Can't believe that I haven't yet. One of the most important books ever written and it will be a nice contrast to my recent rereading of Gone With the Wind.
Thanks, Katherine, for helping me organize the Classics part of my 2012 reading plans. This is equivalent to getting all my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving!