This week I have been announcing what reading challenges I intend to join during 2012. Today is no different. I will also be participating in a Classics Literature Challenge hosted by November’s Autumn. I heard of this challenge from Shelley at Book Clutter. When I mentioned that I was joining the Tea & Books challenge I said that I planned on reading ten novels by Dickens. Four of the novels will count towards the Tea & Books challenge and six of the Dickens novels will count towards the Classics Challenge. I’m adding one Jane Austen novel to reach the goal of seven classics. Please note that only three of the seven classics can be re-reads.
This challenge is a little different since the goal is to read seven classics over the year. On the fourth of each month, the host will ask a question that can be answered no matter what novel you are reading at the time. And if you aren’t reading a classic that month, no need to worry. You can participate during the months you are reading. Also the host requests that you try to participate in at least three prompts over the year. That doesn’t seem too hard!
Here’s my list:
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (this is a re-read)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Emma by Jane Austen (this is a re-read)
Once again, if you have suggestions for other reading challenges, please let me know. Thanks!