Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Taking stock of Classics Challenge
Posted by JaneGS
Back in November 2011, I signed up to participate in A Classics Challenge, sponsered by Katherine Cox at November's Autumn. Now that we're officially half-way through 2012, I thought I would see how I'm doing with regards to the challenge, especially given my penchant for surrendering to tangential temptations, reading-wise.
My Reading List for this Challenge:
Silas Marner - George Eliot: this was a reread, and I did so in January. I love it more every time I read it. Here's my post on it.
Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck: read in May, a bit disappointed but still found it interesting and glad I read it. Here's the post for that one.
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes - Robert Louis Stevenson: I forgot that I signed up to read this. I just voted on Goodreads to read Stevenson in August, so maybe I'll take this with me on my upcoming trip to Boston.
Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope: putting this off until the fall, but really looking forward to it.
Romola - George Eliot: a promising book for late fall; something meaty to read by the fire when the wind is howling!
Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens: read in the spring; loved it, and watched the latest BBC adaptation. Wonderful!!! Here's the post.
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe: currently reading; so much better than I expected; truly, one of the most important books ever written.
Three out of seven done, with the fourth half-way read. Sounds like I'm right on schedule!