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Welcome to the 2010 Classic Literature Reading Challenge!

This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate.

 

This thread is for lists only - to discuss novels please use the thread titled 2010 Reading or start a new thread. Thanks!

 

  Below are the 12 categories of the challenge. To complete a “full challenge” read a book in each category. To participate in a “lite challenge” complete six of the categories – which six you choose to read are at your discretion.

 If you would like to participate in the challenge, post here and let us know which challenge you are planning to complete and the titles of the books you have chosen for each category. All titles do not need to be submitted right now. Titles are tentative and can be changed at any time. Simply update your list as needed.

 

 Once you have completed a book for the challenge please edit your list with a date of completion. Also, you may choose to write a brief review of the book, etc.

  

This challenge is for fun so have fun with it :-)

 

 Here are the classic book categories:

  1. Set during a war 
  2. New to you Author 
  3. Pre 19th century novel 
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction 
  5. Classic Mystery 
  6. Book on your TBR 
  7. Read a Dickens novel 
  8. Epic 
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) 
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story 
  11. Classic Sci Fi 
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)

 

 

A different title should be used for each category on the list.



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1.Set during a war:  The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 11-11-2010

2.New to you Author: McTeague by Frank Norris 05-07-2010

3.Pre 19th century novel: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

4.Classic that is also Historical Fiction: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

5.Classic Mystery: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey 06-04-2010

6.Book on your TBR: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith  1-10-2010

7.Read a Dickens novel: Hard Times

8.Epic: Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

9.Lost in Translation (a book translated to English): Around The World in 80 Days by Jules Verne 04-12-2010

10.Classic Horror or Scary story:The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 06-20-2010

11.Classic Sci Fi: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

12.High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College): The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald



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2010 Reading List
Month Classic Book Theme Title Pages Author Date
December Classic Holiday Novel A Christmas Carol 218 C. Dickens 1843
Classic Childrens Novel Treasure Island 272 R. L. Stevenson 1883
January Classic Mystery The Hounds of the Baskervilles 124 Sir. A. C. Doyle 1901
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir. A. C. Doyle
Daughter of Time 208 J. Tey 1951
February New-to-Me Classic Author The Painted Veil 246 W. S. Maugham 1925
Watership Down 450 R. Adams 1973
March Pre 19th Century Taming of the Shrew 221 W. Shakespeare 1590
Moll Flanders 368 D. DeFoe 1722
April Classic Historical Fiction The Scarlet Pimpernel 384 E. Orczy 1905
May Classic Novel w/War Setting A Farewell to Arms 332 E. Hemingway 1929
June TBR Classic Book The Jungle 346 U. Sinclair 1906
Silas Marner 320 G. Eliot 1861
July Dickens Novel Hard Times 352 C. Dickens 1840
August Epic Novel The Big Sky, The Way West Etc. 520 AB Guthrie 1947
September Translated Classic Novels Giants in the Earth 453 O.E. Rolvaag 1927
October Classic Horror Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories 170 W. Irving 1820
November Classic Science Fiction The Island of Dr. Moreau 206 H.G. Wells 1896
December Classic & On H.S. Reading List
The Scarlet Letter 272 N. Hawthorn 1850


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Lite Challenge finished 12/16/10

1 NEW TO YOU AUTHOR The Reef by Edith Wharton finished 4/20

2 CLASSIC HISTORICAL FICTION The Egyptian by Mika Waltari I either don't like this book or for some reason am just not in the mood for it right now, so I've changed to:

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne finished 12/16

3 CLASSIC MYSTERY Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau finished 1/2

4 A DICKENS NOVEL Hard Times finished 12/12

5 CLASSIC HORROR Waking Up Screaming (Short Story Collection) by H. P. Lovecraft finished 2/27

6 CLASSIC SCI-FI Selected Short Stories by H. G. Wells finished 11/10

Diane



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Some ideas, but they may change:

  1. Set during a war - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
  2. New to you Author - The Honest Whore Parts I and II by Thomas Dekker (1604)
  3. Pre 19th century novel - Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe (1722)
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction Henry VI parts I,II, and III by William Shakespeare (c. 1592)
  5. Classic Mystery - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1860)
  6. Book on your TBR  - Ulysses by James Joyce (1922)
  7. Read a Dickens novel Dombey and Son (1848)
  8. Epic - Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
  9. Lost in Translation - Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1842)
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story Varney the Vampire by Thomas Peckett Prest (1845-1847)
  11. Classic Sci FiThe Big Time by Fritz Leiber (1958) - finished 1/31/10
  12. High School Reading list revisited - As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (1930)


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1. Set during a war-  Saragossa Manuscript - Jan Potocki

2. New to you Author- The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

3. Pre 19th century novel- 

4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction- The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas

5. Classic Mystery-  The Law and the Lady - Wilkie Collins 1/20

6. TBR Book-  The Eustace Diamonds - Anthony Trollope

7. Read a Dickens novel- 

8. Epic- Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset

9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)-  Swann's Way - Marcel Proust (added bonus if I read all of In Search of Lost Time)

10. Classic Horror or Scary story- 

11. Classic Sci Fi- The Rolling Stones - Robert Heinlein

12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)- Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce



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Mystery:The Daughter of Time (1951), by Josephine Tey,One of English history's most provocative mysteries: did Richard III really kill the little princes in the Tower of London?  From his hospital bed, police inspector Alan Grant reopens the investigation into the matter. An intriguing peek into political machinations some 500 years ago

In my TBR pile for 'ages': Emma, by Jane Austen. I had read only three Austen novels, and dug this one out to read before watching the Masterpiece Theater TV film sersion in early 2010.

Epic: Middlemarch, by George Eliot. At 896 pages, this is Eliot's masterpiece. I suspected it would be a great read, because I had earlier read Adam Bede and been favorably impressed by it. I only wish I could have understood the quotations at the openings of the 86 chapters, some of which were in French, German, Italian, and (I think) Latin.

Set in war-time: A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway. Before this, I had read only TheSun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea. I tried to read it with a "1915-16 sensibility." This book gives the reader quite a lot to think about. I followed it up with Goodbye to All That, by Robert Graves, an autobiography he wrote at age 33 that covers his youth, the First World War, and Oxford. In 1929, Graves said "goodbye to more than simply England and his English family and friends". For a way of life has ended. The nineteenth century is dead at last, and in his book---a classic of its kind---Graves gives us in parallelaccounts the end of his own innocence and that of his world." The main portion of the book, about his experience in trench warfare in France, amplified A Farewell to Arms.

Classic from 'school days': Ethan Frome. by Edith Wharton. High school was so long ago that I don't really remember what the "required reading" was, for the most part. But I didn't read Ethan Frome back then, so I finally did so early this summer.

I'm going to discontinue reading for the Challenge now, because I have to get into the book for our Community Read here in Ohio, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by by Rebecca Skloot. It's the tale of the poor black woman whose cancer cells revolutionized medical science but whose family continues to live in poverty decades later.

Then, too, I have the copy of Out Stealing Horses I bought after hearing Per Petterson speak last month (September) in Minnesota.

Doris Lessing, the "author new to me", will have to wait.But I do intend to read The Golden Notebook bythis penwoman who didn't receive a Nobel Prize for Literature until she was in her eighties. I feel a kind of kinship with her,being myself a woman in her eighties!

I want, also, to get back to a couple of books I've been 'chipping away at'----The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier, by Amy Wilentz; and The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra. The first I'm reading because of one of my grandkids, and the secondbecause of my physicist-husband...



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Saving my spot - full challenge

  1. Set during a war- A Farewell to Arms - Hemingway Completed 5/15/10
  2. New to you Author - The Warden - Trollope Completed 12/27/10
  3. Pre 19th century novel - Twelfth Night - Shakespeare Completed 1/4/10
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction- The Good Earth - Buck Completed 10/10
  5. Classic Mystery - The Hound of the Baskervilles Completed 2/12/10
  6. Book on your TBR - The Death of Ivan Ilych - Tolstoy Completed 11/23/10
  7. Read a Dickens novel - A Tale of Two Cities Completed 3/10/10
  8. Epic- Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky Completed 5/10
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)- The Sorrows of Young Werther - Goethe Completed 4/16/10
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - Frankenstein - Shelley Completed 12/10
  11. Classic Sci Fi - Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis Completed 11/10
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) - Red Badge of Courage - Crane Completed 6/10


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Already revising my list a bit, here we go:

  1. Set during a war- Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (finished 11/21/10)
  2. New to you Author- The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (finished 9/20/10)
  3. Pre 19th century novel- The Divine Comedy by Dante
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction- I Will Repayby Emmuska Orczy (finished 9/23/10)
  5. Classic Mystery- Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (finished 11/29/10)
  6. TBR Book- Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac (finished 11/29/10)
  7. Read a Dickens novel- Little Dorrit (finished 11/7/10)
  8. Epic- Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (finished 3/28/10)
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story- Dreams of Terror and Death by H.P. Lovecraft (finished 5/25/10) The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen (finished 8/30/10)
  11. Classic Sci Fi- When The Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells (finished 2/2/10), The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (finished 3/5/10)
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)- 1984 by George Orwell


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Okay, I think this is it:

  1. Set during a war  - All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  2. New to you Author - The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  3. Pre 19th century novel - The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction - Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  5. Classic Mystery - A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. Book on your TBR - Justine by the Marquis de Sade
  7. Read a Dickens novel - Hard Times by... well, you know.
  8. Epic(s) - The Odyssey by Homer and Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) - Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
  11. Classic Sci Fi - The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) - The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Excellent, all new books and all ones I've been meaning to read. Looking forward to it! :-D

ETA: Swapping out my epic for Ulysses. Last change. Really!

EATA: Not really. I'm changing up the way I'm approaching the epic category; I want to do justice to epic poetry as well as lengthy books, so I'm adding an epic poem. And since my novel is Ulysses, it's only fitting I (re)read The Odyssey along with it.



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1 Set during a war The Spy Cooper 1821 US
01/15/10 New to you Author: The Cocktail Party T. S. Eliot 1949
3 Pre 19th century novel Moll Flanders Defoe 1722 British
4 Classic Historical Fiction The Black Tulip Dumas 1850 French
5 Classic Mystery The Moonstone Collins 1868 British
02/23/10 Book on your TBR: Three Men in a Boat Jerome K Jerome 1889 British
7 Read a Dickens novel The Old Curiosity Shop? -might switch to a shorter one
8 Epic The Source or Hawaii Michener 1970's US
9 Lost in Translation No Exit +3 Sartre 1944 French
02/13/10 Classic Horror: Something Wicked This Way Comes Bradbury 1962 US
11 Classic Sci Fi Across the Zodiac Percy Greg 1880 British
12 High School Reading Envy Olesha 1927 USSR



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Sorry, wrong thread.



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  1. Set during a war --A Farewell to Arms
  2. New to you Author - -Of Human Bondage--W. Somerset Maugham
  3. Pre 19th century novel --Candide or Don Quixote
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction --Death Comes for the Archbishop
  5. Classic Mystery --The Moonstone                            Hound of the Baskervilles    1/08
  6. Book on your TBR --Finnegan's Wake-James Joyce
  7. Read a Dickens novel --Great Expectations and/or Curiousity Shop
  8. Epic --Beowulf and/or The Alexandria Quartet-Lawrence Durrell
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) --Les Misérables
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story --Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  11. Classic Sci Fi --Fahrenheit 451
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)-Portrait of Dorian Gray


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  1. Set during a war - Catch 22 (Heller) - January 17
  2. New to you Author - Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Hardy) - April 15
  3. Pre 19th century novel - Divine Comedy (Dante)
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction - The Three Musketeers (Dumas) - March 10
  5. Classic Mystery - A Study in Scarlet - (Doyle)
  6. Book on your TBR - Last of the Mohicans (Cooper) - February 27
  7. Read a Dickens novel - Our Mutual Friend
  8. Epic - Beowulf
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) - Notes from Underground (Dostoevsky) - March 21
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - Varney the Vampire, or, Feast of Blood (Rymer)
  11. Classic Sci Fi - The Time Machine (HG Wells)
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)- Great Expectations (Dickens)

I may change these on any whim, especially if I see somebody else here is reading a book I think might be a good one. Then there'd be two of us reading it.



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Classic Lite

  1. Set during a war  The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane  
  2. New to you Author    All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
  3. Pre 19th century novel
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction   The Good Earth, by Pearl S Buck
  5. Classic Mystery  The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
  6. Book on your TBR 
  7. Read a Dickens novel 
  8. Epic   Epic of Gilgamesh
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)  The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story
  11. Classic Sci Fi  
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)   Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck
 


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Here is my list. For the books that are listed under two different sections, they are just reminders that they can be read in either place.  If and when I choose those books, I will decide at that time which section I want to use it for.

  1. Set during a war - Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller or Vanity Fair (1847-48) by William Makepeace Thackeray or The Red Badge of Courage (1895) by Stephen Crane or The Star of Gettysburg (1915) by Joseph A. Altsheler or My Lady of the North (1904) by Randall Parrish

  2. New to you Author - McTeague (1899) by Frank Norris or The Honest Whore Parts I and II by Thomas Dekker (1604) or The Painted Veil (1925) by W. Somerset  Maugham or Wuthering Heights  (1847) by Emily Bronte or Little Women (1832) by Louisa May Alcott

  3. Pre 19th century novel - Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe (1722) or Tom Jones (1749) by Henry Fielding or Fanny Hill (1748) by John Cleland or Justine (1787) by Marquis de Sade or The Monk (1796) by M. G. Lewis

  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction - The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexendre Dumas or The Red Badge of Courage (1895) by Stephen Crane or  The Star of Gettysburg (1915) by Joseph A. Altsheler or My Lady of the North (1904) by Randall Parrish

  5. Classic Mystery - The Shooting Party (1844-45) by Anton Chekov or The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901) by Sir. A. C. Doyle

  6. Book on your TBR - Of Human Bondage (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham or The Moon and Sixpence (1919) by W. Somerset Maugham

  7. Read a Dickens novel -Hard Times (1854) or Great Expectations (1860-61)

  8. Epic - Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

    1. Fellowship of the Ring (Finished 3/6/2010)

  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) - Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo (French) or  Anna Karenina (1873-77) by Leo Tolstoy (Russian) or The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexendre Dumas (French) or Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes

  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) or Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker

  11. Classic Sci Fi - War of the Worlds (1898) by H.G. Wells or The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) by H.G. Wells

  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) - The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald or The Old Man and the Sea (1952) by Ernest Hemingway or The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne or The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by James Steinbeck



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Okay, here's my list.   I may or may not finish all of the catergories.  I am hoping to finish all of them.  I am sure Vanity Fair will be a couple of monther..

 


  1. Set during a war - Vanity Fair (own)
  2. New to you Author ?? The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (own)
  3. Pre 19th century novel- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (own)-Started on 3/17/10
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction - The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (own)
  5. Classic Mystery - Sherlock Holmes (own)
  6. TBR Book ?? Wuthering Heights (own)
  7. Read a Dickens novel ??Oliver Twist (own)
  8. Epic ?? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (own)
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) ?? The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (own) 
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - Frankenstein (own)
  11. Classic Sci Fi ?? Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (own)
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) ??Tess of the D??Ubervilles (own)


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Please let me know if some of these don't fit the category. 

 

  1. Set during a war- Catch 22  Completed 1/26

     

  2. New to you Author-The Age of Innocence (Wharton) Completed 2/12

     

  3. Pre 19th century novel- Don Quixote Completed 3/30

     

  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction- Ivanhoe Completed 4/14

     

  5. Classic Mystery-The Woman in White Completed 4/22

     

  6. TBR Book-Lucy Gayheart (Willa Cather) Completed 6/5

     

  7. Read a Dickens novel-Bleak House Completed 7/19

     

  8. Epic- The Count of Monte Cristo Completed 8/15

     

  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)-Madame Bovary Completed 9/13/10

     

  10. Classic Horror or Scary story-Three stories by H.P. Lovecraft Completed 4/12/10

     

  11. Classic Sci Fi- The War of the Worlds Completed 10/14/10

     

  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)-The Scarlet Letter Completed 5/20/10

     



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  1. Set during a war
  2. New to you Author - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, finished 2/26/10
  3. Pre 19th century novel
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction
  5. Classic Mystery
  6. Book on your TBR- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, finished 6/13/10
  7. Read a Dickens novel
  8. Epic
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story
  11. Classic Sci Fi - 1984 by George Orwell, finished 5/26/10
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)


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New to you author: Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome

Start date: 1/7/09. Finish date: 1/11/09. Rating: 4 stars.

Classic that is also historical fiction: A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe

Start date: 2/18/10. Finish date: 2/28/10. Rating: 3 stars.

Classic Mystery: Death Comes as the End, by Agatha Christie.

Start date: 6/14/10. Finish date: 6/14/10. Rating: 3 stars.

Book on your TBR: Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Start date: 7/10/10. Finish date: 9/29/10. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.

Epic: The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas

Start date: 6/28/10. Finish date: 7/2/10. Rating: 2 stars.

Classic Sci Fi: The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells.

Start date: 10/17/10. Finish date: 10/18/10. Rating: 3 1/2 stars.



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Good idea. I love classics, but don't read them often.  I'll say that I am doing the lite challenge, but I'll aim for a full one. 

  1. Set during a war- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway liked it, but very depressing
  2. New to you Author- Catalina by W. Somerset Maugham done!
  3. Pre 19th century novel- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction- maybe Sister Carrie by Drieser
  5. Classic Mystery- I'm thinking I've read a lot of Doyle.
  6. Book on your TBR- Summer by Edith Wharton
  7. Read a Dickens novel- A Christmas Carol done! quick read and highly recommend
  8. Epic - Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English)- maybe The Brothers Karamazov
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury done! Very spooky. Stephen King must have been influenced by this book.
  11. Classic Sci Fi- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury done! Highly recommend for those who are not big sci fi fans.
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) - The Great Gatsby by F. ScottFitzgerald done! Even better than when I read it in high school. Highly recommend.


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Ooh -- so excited -- tentative list:

  1. Set during a war -All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque - COMPLETED 9/11 (4.5 stars)
  2. New to you Author - Parnassus on Wheels by Morley - COMPLETED 9/16 (4 stars)
  3. Pre 19th century novel - Don Quixote by Cervantes
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction - Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy - COMPLETED 3/12 (4.5 stars)
  5. Classic Mystery - Woman in White by Collins - COMPLETED 1/12 (5 stars)
  6. Book on your TBR - Painted Veil by Maugham - COMPLETED 5/10 (4.5 stars)
  7. Read a Dickens novel - David Copperfield - COMPLETED 7/6 (4.5 stars)
  8. Epic - Beowulf - COMPLETED 6/4 (4 stars)
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) - The Black Tulip by Dumas - COMPLETED 1/29 (4.5 stars)
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story -Haunting of Hill House by Jackson - COMPLETED 6/6 (2 stars)
  11. Classic Sci Fi - The Time Machineby Wells
  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College) - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain - COMPLETED 9/21 (4 stars)


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I believe I can go with this list. Bakers' dozen though.

1.  Set during a war -- The Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek

2.  New to you author -- The Warden by Anthony Trollope

3.  Pre 19th century novel -- Evelina by Fanny Burney (1778)

4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction -- The Bridge On The Drina -- Ivo Andric [Nobel Prize winner 1961]

5. Classic Mystery -- Fer-De-Lance -- by Rex Stout (1934)

6.  Book on your TBR -- Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell

7.  Dickens novel -- Dombey and Son

8.  Epic -- I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni (1827) [if it is "called by many the great Italian Novel " surely it qualifies.]

9.  Lost in Translation -- The Desert Of Love by Francois Mauric [1952 Nobel Prize winner]

10.  Classic horror or scary story -- In The Days of The Comet by H.H.Wells

11.  Classic Sci Fi -- Thuvia, Maid Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

12.  High School Reading list revisited -- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [only remember two and Silas Marner was more worser still yet]

13.  Classic written in verse -- The Ring and The Book by Robert Browning [I have read about 1/3, but that leaves plenty and if you think blank verse cannot be used to tell a story like one does in a novel, just take a gander at this one]

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Count me in!  I'll take a dozen to go:

1.Set during a war.....The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West completed 05/09/10

2.New to you author...Lady Anna  by Anthony Trollope completed 2/16/10

3.Pre 19th Century....Egil's Saga  by Snorri Sturluson (c.1230)   completed 01/04/10

4.Classic Hx Fict.....A Girl of the Limberlost   by Gene Stratton Porter completed 02/22/10

5.Classic Mystery....John McNab  by John Buchan completed 01/07/10

6.From TBR list....Under Western Eyes  by Joseph Conrad  completed 01/18/10

7.Dickens.....The Pickwick Papers    completed 2/1/10

8.Epic.....Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset completed 3/28/10

9.Classic horror.....The Case of Charles Dexter Ward  by H. P. Lovecraft   completed 2/06/10

10.Classic SciFi.....The Island of Dr. Moreau  by H. G. Wells completed 1/10/10

11.HS reading list...The Ox-Bow Incident  by Walker Van Tilburg Clark  completed 1/26/10

12.Lost in translation....Pelle the Conqueror (part III) by Martin Andersen-Nexo completed 2/11/10

Hooray....all done!



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OK - here's my tentative list:

  1. Set during a war - The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  2. New to you Author - A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett (completed3/18/10)
  3. Pre 19th century novel - King Lear by William Shakespeare (yes, I know it's a play, not a novel.)
  4. Classic that is also Historical Fiction -Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  5. Classic Mystery -The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  6. Book on your TBR -Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope (completed 2/5/10)
  7. Read a Dickens novel -Nicholas Nickleby  (completed 1/18/10)

  8. Epic - Middlemarch by George Eliot  (completed 1/4/10)
  9. Lost in Translation (a book translated to English) - The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe
  10. Classic Horror or Scary story - The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  11. Classic Sci Fi - Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (completed 2/1/10)

  12. High School Reading list revisited (A classic that you had to read in High School/College)- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (and maybe I will understand it better this time!)


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