I shall participate in the 2007 Classics Challenge.
Read 5 classics in the month of January and February. I’ve been meaning to get on this anyway, so this’ll be fun. It’s great to look at the books everybody is choosing, too. I found about this challenge here, by the way.
I still have a couple other books going right now (still working on the From the Stacks challenge – almost done!!) – but the classics I will read will be (and some of these are re-reads – I haven’t read Frankenstein since … I have no idea when. I think I was 16 when I last read it – and I interpret classics my own way – if you look at everybody’s list – there are some constants, but also some surprises – so “classics” is what it means to you, I guess):
1. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
2. Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
3. Villette, by Charlotte Bronte (which I’ve never read – check out Roo’s post about what this book means to her – I can’t wait to read it!)
4. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens (I started to re-read this book recently and then got sidetracked. Let’s do it right this time, Sheila!! I love this book – but I haven’t read it since high school)
5. Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh (I read Christopher Hitchens’ essay on this book and it made me totally impatient to read it)