Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Classics Reading Challenge

When it comes to my reading recipe I usually start with a big heap of YA, add a spoonful of Urban Fantasy and one of Magical Realism with just a dash of Historical Fiction.  I have always lamented that I didn't read more classics, I mean, I'm an English teacher, I should have read ALL of them right?

This year, as a New Year's Resolution, I decided to do something about that.  I intend to read one classic novel a month.  To help me feel a little more accountable, I started a Goodreads group for people who might want to join me.  You can find it HERE

So far, we have read Pride and Prejudice (left me wishing for death), The House of Seven Gables (left me screaming for death) and are currently reading Frankenstein (maybe reading about death will end this slump).  If you are ready to spend a few hours questioning the motives of whomever decided the book that makes you want to scream obscenities at the world in general should be read by every high school student from here to eternity - come and join us!


@MelissaJoLynn_ said...

I tried to do this last year. I got through Pride & Prejudice & Little Women. I'm still trying Oliver Twist. I started Wuthering Heights and HATE it. I've never put a book away without finishing it, but that book has been sitting on my shelf for about a yr half finished. Save yourself the time and sanity and don't bother with that one.

Zabet said...

Thanks for the heads up! I am finding it hard to tear myself away from some newer releases in order to start Frankenstein. So many books, so little time!

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