So I signed up for the classics challenge!
Here’s the suggested list…
I’ll edit the list as I come up with ideas of a book to read / actually read said books.
January- A classic you’ve always wanted to read- Start the year off with a bang!
(Cricket on the Hearth, Dune)
February- A classic you’ve always dreaded reading- Get that book out of the way… and who knows! You may end up loving it!
(Martian Chronicles)- UPDATE Tried to read it, NO WAY! Un uh ain’t gonna happen! (LOL)
March- A classic you’ve been recommended- We all have those
Foundation Trilogy by Asimov (by my dad, years ago)
April- A classic you’ve seen the movie/miniseries/TV show of- If you’re like me you’ve probably seen quite a few film versions before being able to read the book. It’s time for that book to get read!
Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, War of the Worlds, Island of Doctor Moreau
May- An American classic
(Heinlein, Crichton) –
Jurassic Park READ
June- A British classic
Charles Dickens, HG Wells, George Orwell
July- A European classic (non-British)
something by Victor Hugo or Alexandre Dumas
August- A modern classic- Up to your interpretation
September- A children’s classic
Little House #4, Anne of Green Gables, Chronicles of Narnia)
October- A classic by a female author
Anne of Green Gables, Little House, Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy
November- A classic by a male author
Flowers for Algernon, Charles Dickens
December- A classic written under a pseudonym-
I was also inspired to join the classics club… I mean, why not? They go hand in hand.
So my list of 50 books to read in five years from today ….
1-8 Reread Anne of Green Gables series (other than the first two, I haven’t read any as an adult)
9-17 Reread the Little House series (ditto)
I love Charles Dickens! So I’m going to either reread, finish, or read for the first time the following
18 Christmas Carol Jan 2016
19 David Copperfield
20 Oliver Twist
21 Tale of Two Cities started jan 2016
22 Cricket on the Hearth jan 2016
23-30 Chronicles of Narnia (this is one my 2015 challenge, too, but all I’ve done is start book one)
31 Flowers for Algernon
32 Dune (and if I like it, the rest of the series)
33 Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ETA: tried to read it, couldn’t stand it.
34-36 Foundation Trilogy by Asimov
37-38 War of the Worlds and Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells
39-41 I’ll continue my 2015 challenge of reading more of Robert Heinlein’s books, so this space is reserved for those titles (Rolling Stones , Starship Troopers)
42 Princess of Mars
43-46 Michael Crichton- Jurassic Park (1990), Sphere (1987), Congo (1980) and Andromeda Strain (1978). I also want to read a few of his newer books,which won’t count for this challenge (a “classic” is considered 25 years or older, so Jurassic Park just fits)
47 Gulliver’s Travels
48 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
49-51 Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy