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Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 A Classics Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge goes well with the other classics challenge, as this one includes prompts for talking about what we are reading.

This challenge is being hosted by Katherine at November's Autumn.

Here are the details copied from Katherine's blog:

2012 A Classics Challenge:

The Challenge

• Read seven works of Classic Literature in 2012

• Only three of the seven may be re-reads

How Does it Work?

I've organized this challenge to work a little like a blog hop. I hope this will make it more interactive and enjoyable for everyone.

Instead of writing a review as you finish each book (of course, you can do that too), visit November's Autumn on the 4th of each month from January 2012 - December 2012.

You will find a prompt, it will be general enough that no matter which Classic you're reading or how far into it, you will be able to answer. There will be a form for everyone to link to their post. I encourage everyone to read what other participants have posted.

What if I'm not sure I can participate every month? Don't worry, the main goal is to read seven Classics. Try to participate in at least three prompts throughout the year

What if I'm still reading the same book as last month? That's ok!

What if I'm not reading something for this challenge during one of the months? You can choose to either skip that prompt or answer about the Classic you've most recently read.

What is considered a Classic? A work that transcends time. Usually it's well recognized but there are many lesser-known gems too.

Join the Challenge

• Anyone who loves to read and has a blog is invited

• You can join at anytime

• Write a post on your blog with a list of the seven works you hope to read in 2012 and why you chose them-- but don't feel bound by the list.

• Please include a link back to this page in your post, so others can learn about the challenge and join us.

• Fill out the form at the bottom, linking to your post.

• Check back on the 4th of each month.

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below (here are my ideas so far on what I plan to read, and I will link-up my reviews as I go):
  1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  2. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)  
  3. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 
  4. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 
  6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
  7. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
  8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  9. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  12. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  13. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  14. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


  1. Thank you for joining, Darlene! I love Jane Eyre and I plan to read the Count of Monte Cristo too! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. :)

  2. Jane Eyre!! That's one of my favorites. I also love Death of a Salesman. Have fun and enjoy this, Darlene. :)


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