Monday, 3 January 2011

Reading The Classics in 2011

Having signed up for oh-so-many reading challenges this year, I've decided to add my very own to the list. For Christmas, my mom gave me some beautifully bound Penguin Classics, each with an individual cover design. Here's some of them (EDIT: I changed the picture to one of all of them from the Penguin website, because they're so pretty):

Penguin Clothbound Classics, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

So I've decided to make something of it, and start a challenge....how many classics can I read (or re-read) this year? 

Challenge Details: 
  • The challenge runs 1st Jan 2011 to Dec 31st 2011. 
  • Read either SIX (Student level),TWELVE (Scholar level) or TWENTY-FOUR (Professor level) classic novels.
  • Add them to your list as you read or make a list beforehand - it's up to you.
  • Join any time before Dec 31st 2011
  • Write a post on your blog about joining the challenge, then sign up on the linky list below with the link to that SPECIFIC post, or the link to the PAGE you use to keep track of your progress.
  • You don't have to do reviews, but if you do please remember to link them somehow to the page you signed up with so people can find them.
  • If you want to chat about this on twitter, use #readtheclassics2011



Grab my button (if it works - fingers crossed):










If you have trouble signing up, let me know. 





Here's a provisional list of what I want to read:


  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. Treasure Island by Robert Luis Stephenson
  4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol
  5. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carol
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  7. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  9. Emma by Jane Austen
  10. The Odyssey by Homer
  11. Lady Chatterly's Lover by DH Lawrence
  12. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
If you need inspiration for what books are "classic", just type "Penguin Classics" into amazon's search box. That'll give you a long list of classic books. 
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