A big thank you to Trish for hosting the Classics Challenge. A bit of a boo hoo to me for not completing it. I was going pretty good and then life got in the way and I got discouraged and ended up not succeeding in completing the challenge. Here’s my list with links to the ones I did read:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie
My favorite by far would be Anne of Green Gables although Half of a Yellow Sun rates right up there. I probably could have written a review of Little Women just from reading it before and seeing the movie numerous times but that didn’t feel right to me.
Trish, I do hope you host it again next year. I think I would research more books that might appeal to me more than some of the more hard core classics do. There sure are a lot of them out there.
Literary Feline says
Four out of six is really good, Dar! I’ve only read Half of a Yellow Sun from your list. I really liked that one.
Wendy, thanks. I really wish I had finished it though. If Trish hosts it this year I’m going to make sure I do. I really liked Half of a Yellow Sun. I’ve got her second book to read this year.
You did great Dar! I’ll definitely be hosting again next year, probably mid-year. And I agree that the classic you pick makes a big difference. They are all so different–just have to find what’s right for you. Dickens is definitely a big accomplishment just by itself!!
Hi Dar, glad to see you back 🙂
Little Women is one of my favorite classics.
You did great with the classic challenge.
Trust me, you didn’t miss anything by not reading House of Seven Gables. Yuck Yuck Yuck
Trish, thanks. I’m going to start researching now from ones that people read this past year for what appeals to me. You know I really didn’t mind the Dicken’s one so maybe I’ll read another of his.
Naida, thanks. I still intend to read Little Women-maybe for this year’s challenge instead.