The idea is to read twelve classics over the next year corresponding to categories listed below. It's hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate (what a lovely combination!) and it sounds like fun, so I'm trying it this year.
I'm sure I'll futz with the selections I've made--probably all year long--but here are the categories and the tentative choices I've matched against them:
A 19th Century Classic: Silas Marner by George Eliot
A 20th Century Classic:
Well, I was going to (still intend to?...) read The Death Of Virgil, but got distracted by:
Yevgeny Zamyatin's We
A Woman Author: Adam Bede by George Eliot
A Classic in Translation: Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland
--I've been reading some other WWI stuff lately
A Children's Classic: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A Crime Classic: Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley
A Travel Classic: A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain
A Single Word Title: Romola by George Eliot
--Hmmm....I seem to have a yen to read George Eliot this year
A Classic With A Color In The Title: Black Arrow by R. L. Stevenson
A Classic By An Author New To Me: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tommasi di Lampedusa
A Classic That Scares Me: Dracula by Bram Stoker
--A lot of people pick long books for this one; but I'm easily scared by scary things. Hence Dracula!
Reread A Favorite Classic:
Well, both of those still sound good, but I got to this one first:
Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Great list! I have read Dracula and there was one bit in particular that made my skin crawl. I haven't read Romola or Adam Bede so I am curious to know about them. Also haven't heard of The Black Arrow! Thanks for signing up!ReplyDelete
Adam Bede & Romola will be new to me, too. I just reread Middlemarch & I was wondering, why haven't I read all the rest?...Delete
Double thanks for hosting!