A Classics Challenge

November's Autumn

I had absolutely no intention of ever doing any more challenges but when I saw this classics one which is being hosted by Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn I decided to join in because it will fit in with my reading for 2012 anyway. It’s more of a bloghop really, with the action going on on the 4th of the month – which should be fun!

So my list of seven classic books to be read in 2012 is:

1. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

2. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

4. Summer by Edith Wharton

5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

6. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett

7. The Pirate by Sir Walter Scott

I haven’t read any of these books before but they’ve been hanging around the house for years, patiently waiting to be read so this challenge is really going to encourage me to get stuck into them at last. It’ll be interesting to see what the other people involved in the challenge are planning on reading too.

Thanks Katherine, for organising it all.

11 thoughts on “A Classics Challenge

  1. i hadn’t intended to sign up for any challenges next year, but I do like the look of this one. It’s sociable, it should help me round the problem of what to write about books that have already had masses of analysis, and I have a ridiculous number of classics that I keep meaning to read. So I’m trying to work out which to put on my list.

    • Fleur/Jane,
      I didn’t sign up for any at all this year as I’m trying to work my way through my own reading list but I’m way behind on that. The great thing about this one is it’s so flexible. You don’t have to stick to your original list, I’m thinking already that I might change a few, I have so many to choose from! It should be fun hopping around everyone.

  2. I loved The Old Wives’ Tale — I’m so happy to see it on your list! I look forward to reading your review. You’ve inspired me to join the challenge as well . . . now I just narrow down my list, I have so many classics I still want to read.

    • Karen,
      I remember you enjoyed The Old Wives’ Tale, and that’s why I put it on my list. I’m glad you’ve decided to join too, it sounds like easy going fun – no pressure! I’m the same as you – so many classics I want to read, and the list will probably be even longer soon!

  3. I have got to read Scott one of these days! Glad you’re doing this challenge too–can’t for Jan 4 to see what the discussion question is 🙂

    • Jane GS,
      Exactly my thought too! I have to read Scott – this will make me do it at last. I don’t have high hopes though. It’s certainly a challenge with a difference!

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