Classic Fiction Challenge

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hi All,

For those of you that don't know I work in a library this means that the majority of the conversations between staff are about books, books and more books.

Being an avid reader this does not bother me in the slightest - however the other day we were discussing Harper Lee's new book Go Set a Watchmen which is in effect the sequel to the well known classic To Kill a Mockingbird (even though it was written beforehand).

It occurred to me as this conversation was going on that I have never read To Kill a Mockingbird - I vaguely remembered watching the film once in school but have never read it cover to cover.

I then went on to think well what stories that are considered classics have I read?

I could count the number of these on one hand! Two! Pride and Prejudice and Frankenstein.

How is it that I have grown up being an avid reader and yet I've read hardly any classic literature!?

So I have set myself a challenge the next lot of books I read will only be classic books and once I have read them I will post a review of each on this blog.

My list to read is:
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (this is downloaded and waiting on my Kindle)
2. 1984
3. The Hobbit
4. Jane Eyre
5. Great Expectations
6. Tess of the D'ubervilles
7. Lolita (Not pictured need to buy this)
8. Sense and Sensibility (also need to get this one)
How many of the classics have you read?? Which ones would you recommend??

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