The Classics Challenge

Sorry for all the challenge posts lately! The Classics Challenge is the final one from last year that I would like to try again. Sometimes I need that little extra motivation to read the books I tend to put off, and I know there are still gaps in my knowledge of “canon” literature.

The Classics Challenge

hosted by Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

Classics: We love them, we hate them, now we are going to challenge ourselves to read more of them.

**Choose Your Level (Keep reading for Bonus)
1. Classics Snack – Read FOUR classics
2. Classics Entree – Read FIVE classics
3. Classics Feast – Read SIX classics

**Rules/Guidelines
1. Cross-posting with other challenges is allowed (and encouraged!)
2. Audiobooks are fine
3. Re-reads are acceptable, BUT books must be finished after April 1st to count for the challenge
4. Lists don’t have to be set in stone; you can change your selections at any time
5. Have Fun!!
6. You do NOT need a blog to participate.

I’m hoping to read either four or five classics, plus a bonus (the numbers depend on how long the books are, as I have several fairly short ones on the list but feel like that’s cheating…). Here are my possibilities:

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
  • The Watsons, by Jane Austen
  • The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (future classic)

I look forward to reading at least some of these, as well as the reviews of the other participants! My suggestion for a future classic is Redwall, by Brian Jacques, since I read it for the third time earlier this year and still couldn’t put it down.

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