Joining yet another challenge: Classics Challenge 2008

I’ve already joined two challenges:
1 percent well read challenge banner
Southern Reading Challenge 2008 banner

and now I’m joining a third:

I am going to be following the simplest option, which is to read five classics and a bonus of a book that we consider a classic or that one day might be a classic.

So my five classics are:

  • Middlemarch by George Eliot*
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens — surprisingly, I’ve never read any Dickens*
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky — I began this several times and have wanted to continue*
  • Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham*
  • Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe — a copy of which I’ve had since childhood.**

and my sixth maybe-one-day-will-be-a-classic:

  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

* also counts for 1% Well-Read Challenge

** also counts for Southern Reading Challenge

3 responses to “Joining yet another challenge: Classics Challenge 2008

  1. Great Expectations is one of my favorite classics! I hope you like it! 🙂

  2. Hey that’s that way to do it–cross post like crazy! 🙂 Great list of books–Brothers K scares me to death (never been able to get past the first few pages), but I loved Great Expectations. I’m thinking about God of Small Things for my bonus book as well, but I just can’t choose! Thanks for joining us in the challenge.

  3. Middlemarch was hard for me to get through, but I really liked it in towards the end.
    God of Small Things is an incredible book.