A personal challenge I set for myself this year was to read eight classics. I have a bit of a habit of collecting pretty editions of classics, but I don’t necessarily end up reading them, so this challenge was a way for me to actively change that. I picked eight because in the past when I’ve picked ten, I’ve never gotten close to achieving it. Five seemed like too little – no challenge in the challenge.
So, how did I go?
I read seven!
I’m pretty pleased with this. I thought I might have been able to squeeze in the eighth between Christmas and New Year but I have a few other books I’m keen to get to so I thought I’d call this one at seven.
What I read:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – read to fill the classics square for book bingo
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – read for a buddy read with members of my Page by Page Book Club and co-hosted with Carpe Librum
Macbeth by William Shakespeare – read to help my daughter out with her year 12 Shakespeare assessment
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – read with my local book club
Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott – as above
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – read for #6degrees of separation
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – as above
I’m setting this challenge for myself again next year. One thing I discovered with classics is that they make for a terrific buddy read experience. My aim is to read two classics next year as buddy reads. Hopefully Tracey from Carpe Librum will be on board for that with me!