and sign up to join in the fun! I've started to keep a list of possible books, and will continue to add to it as different classics come to mind.
1. A 19th Century Classic - I think I'd like to try Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I watched the film adaptation a few weeks ago and now I want to check out the book.
2. A 20th Century Classic -
3. A classic by a woman author. Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery.
4. A classic in translation. Something by Tolstoy. Maybe Anna Karenina?
5. A classic by a non-white author.
6. An adventure classic.
7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic.
8. A classic detective novel. I dabbled in some Agatha Christie again last year, since I've only read a handful of her books. I'd like to read some of her Poirot novels.
9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. I've heard a lot about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
10. A classic which has been banned or censored.
11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). Jane Eyre or perhaps some Dickens (provided that I can get the Much Beloved Books cabinet successfully unlocked).
12. A volume of classic short stories. Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy Sayers