Ok, I’ve decided to join a challenge. I see so many on other blogs. I’ve decided to join this one on Trish’s blog and I think if you click on this link you’ll even get there here, although I don’t know how to make it pretty like others do by it just saying ‘here’. LOL. I’m new to all this linking and all that stuff so this will be a bit of a learning experience for me I think. LOL-I still have to figure out how to link this post to her blog. That should be interesting.
My main goal is to actually read a few of the classics I have on my shelves. I keep saying I want to but never get to it so this will be a good way to get them off the TBR shelf onto the read shelf.
Here is my list:
1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte or
5. War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy or
5. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
6. Bonus-Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Life of Pi by Yann Martel or House of Sand & Fog by Andre Dubus.
I read Little Women and Anne of Green Gables when I was much younger. I’m anxious to read them as an older adult and see how my interpretation of them has changed. As you can see I’m wavering on my fifth book. I’ve wanted to tackle War & Peace for years so I’m going to bat that back and forth for a while before I decide. Same goes for my bonus book-it’ll be one of those four (all on my TBR shelf), which I’ve wanted to read for ages. My first two selections are actually books I’m going to be reading for my bookclub so this works out perfectly for me.
Anyhow, I’m looking forward to tackling these and to seeing what others have to say about the classics. Truthfully they’ve never been a favorite of mine but still something I’ve wanted to read in my lifetime.
Great list! And you linked to your page just fine from the classics blog. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the challenge experience. It has been almost a year since I signed up for my first one, but I love them love them.
By the way, your dog is adorable!!
You’ve made a great list! I too read Little Women and Anne of Green Gables when I was much younger, and haven’t read them since (though they still hold a warm place in my heart)! I hope they are as enjoyable now as when you first read them! War and Peace–you are very brave!:)
I’m thinking of joining the challenge if its not to late. I have some of the books you have on your list.