Classics Reading Challenge 2012

Not everyone is into classics, but I actually quite like many of them. Some favourites of mine are Wuthering Heights¬†and A Little Princess.¬†Unfortunately, despite owning a decent collection of classic books, I have hardly put a dent in the pile. Which is why I have decided to partake in Jessica’s Classics Reading Challenge 2012, in hopes it will motivate me!

Here are the rules she’s listed:

1. This challenge starts January 1st 2012 and ends December 31st 2012.
2. All books read for this challenge can be counted toward all other reading challenges.
3. All books chosen for this challenge must be books you have NEVER read or NEVER finished that were written prior to 1980.
4. Choose a level or number of books you would like to read.
5. Create a sign up post for your blog including the Classics Reading Challenge picture above and the books you would like to read (you can change your mind at any time).

Jessica’s listed five levels to choose from. I’m going to go with level 2, which is to read 4-6 classic books this year. I’m going to try to go for the full six.

Here are the books I am planning to read :)

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Like I said, I already own all these books — hopefully now I will be more motivated to read them! I do want to say that my list of chosen books is¬†subject to change though. These are the books I would like to read right now, but who knows how I feel later on in the year …

3 thoughts on “Classics Reading Challenge 2012

  1. Yay! Another challenge buddy. Classics have been way down the bottom of my TBR so I thought it was time to motivate myself. Too bad re-reading is a no no. I've read The Great Gatsby but I was about 9 at the time so I can't remember/didn't get what was going on!

    • I've heard The Great Gatsby is the kind of book that a lot of high schoolers have to read in English classes in the States. I'm from Canada so that was never a part of my reading list, but I'd love to give it a try =)

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