Yesterday, I mentioned a rewarding goal of reading 12 classics next year. I’ve made my tentative list, following Karen’s categories outlined at her blog, whilst digging through my shelves. You can click on the photo above for more particulars. I’m excited about this list and looking forward to the challenge. I know I’ll read other stuff also, but will need to begin a few of these right away to give myself enough time to digest and savor. Mostly, Les Misérables because of the sheer size of it. I’m not very good at finishing long novels and this one is immense. I’m really anticipating it , as I’ve long desired to experience this classic. My copy of Larkrise to Candleford is huge also, because it’s really three books in one, but I’m going to attempt the whole thing. Without further ado, here is my 2018 goal:
19th Century Classic – Adam Bede by George Elliot*
20th Century Classic – Larkrise to Candleford: A Trilogy by Flora Thompson*
A Classic by a Woman Author – The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp*
A Classic in Translation – The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
A Children’s Classic – The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf*
A Classic Crime Story, fiction or non-fiction – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie*
A Classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction – Seven League Boots by Richard Halliburton*
A Classic with a single-word title – Mother by Kathleen Norris*
A classic with a color in the title – The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
A classic by an author that’s new to you – East of Eden by John Steinbeck*
A classic that scares you – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Re-read a favorite classic – Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien* and/or Mansfield Park by Jane Austen*
*Asterisk denotes those that I already have on my shelf.
Have you read any of these? Which of these intrigues you?