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I am joining others in an online book reading club. In fact I am joining 2! This first one is a Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Karen’s Books and Chocolate.
I haven’t read many classics in my life, so I am excited about changing that deficit. Below are the categories and what books I think I will read.
A 19th Century Classic —Moby Dick (1851) by Herman Melville. I am currently reading this on my Kindle. THIS BOOK WAS SUCH A STRUGGLE TO READ THAT I STOPPED HALF WAY AND READ A DIFFERENT BOOK FOR THIS SLOT: THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1859) BY WILKIE COLLINS I READ IT IN JUNE 2015. Free on Kindle. A 20th Century Classic— A Princess of Mars (1917) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Kindle). MY DAUGHTER & I READ THIS OUT LOUD TO EACH OTHER IN JUNE 2015. Free on Kindle. A Classic by a Woman Author— The Secret Adversary (1822) By Agatha Christie I READ THE SECRET ADVERSARY IN FEBRUARY 2015. Free on Kindle. A Classic Novella— Heart of Darkness (1960) by Joseph Conrad. I READ THIS IN FEBRUARY 2015. A Classic Children’s Book —Pollyanna (1913) by Eleanor H. Porter (Kindle). READ IT IN JUNE 2015. Free on Kindle. A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title— Nicholas Nickleby (1838) by Charles Dickens (Kindle). FINISHED JULY 2, 2015. Free on Kindle. A Nonfiction Classic—The Innocents Abroad a travel book by Mark Twain (1869) FINISHED READING THIS JULY 22, 2015. A Forgotten Classic— Joseph Andrews (1742) by Henry Fielding. A Humorous or Satirical Classic— Gulliver’s Travels (satire) by Jonathan Swift (1726). FINISHED READING JULY 29, 2015.
- A Classic in Translation— The Imitation of Christ by
A Classic Play — The Glass Menagerieby Tennessee Williams (1944). FINISHED READING AUGUST 23, 2015.
- A Very Long Classic Novel— War and Peace (1869) by Leo Tolstoy (Kindle). Free on Kindle.Still reading – will finish in 2016.
2 NOTES: 6 of the above books are available for free for e-readers. . . . Article originally published 2.12.2015.
Your Turn . . .
- Do you read many classics? Tell us your favourite book.
- Do you have a suggestion for one of my empty spots?
- To join us in the classic reading adventure, go here for more information.
I am participating in the Austen in August Reading Challenge. It will be my first time to EVER read an Austen book.
I came across this list in February so I obviously missed reading the January selection. So I will start with February. Although I will probably come back to the January selection after I’ve read the other books.
I have already read 6 of these books, but it will be fun to reread them because after all they are classics. And because I have read them before, I will hopefully have more to contribute to the discussion.
January – Any Lucy Maud Montgomery title of your choosing, held in conjunction with the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge (discussion hosted by Carrie)
August – Laddie; a true blue story, by Gene Stratton Porter (Discussion hosted by Heather from Lines from the Page). This is the first time I’ve read it and enjoyed it a lot. I look forward to reading this with my grand daughter.
Your Turn . . .
- Have you read all the above classics?
- Is there one you are really wanting to read?
- Now that you have all the information, why don’t you join us?
Related Post . . . Classic Book Reading Plan for 2015