Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The 12 Month Classics Challenge

This is hosted by You, Me and a Cup of Tea.  There are themes for each month.  Click on the link in this paragraph to sign up and see more details.

NOTE FROM THE BLOG: Now I'm a flexible person and if for some reason you're just feeling the need to read that particular classic in a different month than the theme is, feel free to. I'm not going to haunt you for the rest of your life or anything like that. ;) Additionally, if you feel this is the year to read War and Peace or some other ridiculously long classic but you know you aren't going to finish it in a month I understand too! You don't have to finish the book in a month! The ultimate goal is to read 12 classics (or more if you like) in 2016. If you read five one month and then read none the next, again, I'm not going to haunt you for the rest of your life. If you read War and Peace all year long I will just be very impressed and won't mind that you didn't read eleven others. ;)

January- A classic you've always wanted to read- Start the year off with a bang!
Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
February- A classic you've always dreaded reading- Get that book out of the way... and who knows! You may end up loving it!  War and Peace--Leo Tolstoy
March- A classic you've been recommended- We all have those  Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
April- A classic you've seen the movie/miniseries/TV show of:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest--Ken Kesey
May- An American classic  To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
June- A British classic   Great Expectations--Charles Dickens
July- A European classic (non-British)  The Metamorphosis--Franz Kafka
August- A modern classic (up to your interpretation)  Things Fall Apart--Chinua Achebe
September- A children's classic  King of the Wind--Marguerite Henry
October- A classic by a female author  Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
November- A classic by a male author  The Red House Mystery--A.A. Milne
December- A classic written under a pseudonym- If you don't know which books were written under pseudonyms here's a few names to help you out. Jane Austen wrote her books under a pseudonym (by a lady) as did the Bronte sisters (published their books under male pseudonyms),...

Challenge completed on September 2