The number of classics I read last year went down a bit since Shelfari tanked and most of my classics-reading friends were there. I just found this  great challenge for 2017. A little motivation to reduce the classics TBR…until I add more things to it when I see what others are reading.

*** UPDATED 12/23 (originally posted as a comment) ***

I decided to put together a provisional list after all to make sure I have all the categories covered…here it is:
19th century – Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens)
20th century – The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
Female author – Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Translated – The Histories (Herodotus)
Before 1800 – Epic of Gilgamesh (Anonymous)
Romance – Emma (Jane Austen)
Gothic/Horror – The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
Number in title – The 39 Steps (John Buchan)
About an animal – The Master & Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
Place you’d like to visit – Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (Jerome K. Jerome)
Award winning – A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M Miller Jr.)
Russian – Notes from Underground (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

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6 thoughts on “Back to classics 2017

    1. @Bookstooge: I’ve been sorely tempted by this challenge ever since I saw Cleo’s post. She does read some awesome classics. 🙂

      @joelendil: Do you have a list of books you’re planning to read or are you going to improvise?

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      1. Nice! Nick Nickleby is one of the few Dickens novels I managed to enjoy.

        Herodotus sounds great. He’s been on my list for a while, too.

        TM&M is one I can never make up my mind about. I look forward to reading how you get on with them. 😀

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      2. David Copperfield is my favorite Dickens and my brother-in-law who is Dickens-obsessed tells me Nickleby has a similar feel
        I’ve read Herodotus once before in a cheap public-domain translation but got a nice annotated “Landmark” edition for my birthday so it’s time to read it again!
        I’m not so sure about TM&M either, but nothing ventured nothing gained 😀

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  1. I decided to put together a provisional list after all to make sure I have all the categories covered…here it is:
    19th century – Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens)
    20th century – The Secret Agent (Joseph Conrad)
    Female author – Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
    Translated – The Histories (Herodotus)
    Before 1800 – Epic of Gilgamesh (Anonymous)
    Romance – Emma (Jane Austen)
    Gothic/Horror – The Monk (Matthew Lewis)
    Number in title – The 39 Steps (John Buchan)
    About an animal – The Master & Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
    Place you’d like to visit – Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (Jerome K. Jerome)
    Award winning – A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M Miller Jr.)
    Russian – Notes from Underground (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

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