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message 1: by Madle (last edited Dec 29, 2016 03:21PM) (new)

Madle U. (m4d7e) | 27 comments In 2015 I didn’t participate in the Old & New Classic Challenge, but in 2016 I will! :) It looks very interesting. I will also take part in the “2016 Women's Century Challenge” and “Classic Bingo Challenge 2016”.

So here it goes, my 12 + 2


1899 and earlier
1. Frankenstein by Shelley, Mary (1818) – 154 pages FINISHED 2016
2. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de (1782) – 448 pages
3. Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1606) – 249 pages FINISHED 2016

4. On the Road by Kerouac, Jack (1955) – 348 pages FINISHED 2016
5. The Hobbit by Tolkien, J.R.R. (1937) – 370 pages FINISHED 2016
6. Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut, Kurt (1969) – 215 pages

My Wild Card Six
7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936) – 924 pages FINISHED 2016
8. Possession by A.S. Byatt (1990) – 632 pages FINISHED 2016
9. Norwegian Wood by Murakami, Haruki (1987) – 373 pages
10. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968) – 158 pages
11. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende (1984) – 304 pages
12. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier (1951) – 318 pages FINISHED 2016

A-1. Invisible Cities by Calvino, Italo (1972) – 128 pages FINISHED 2016
A-2. Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque (1961) – 320 pages

message 2: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments I am glad you have decided to try these challenges next year. I enjoyed the old and new challenge and bingo this year, and I bet you will enjoy these three challenges. You have a great list of books. Happy reading in 2016.

message 3: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
I'm glad to are doing the challenges, its nice to check out others lists. You have several I've read, however I'm going to have to look deeper into Invisible Cities and Heaven Has No Favorites. Have fun and enjoy your reading.

message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
What a nice varied list of books. This should be a great year of reading for you, Madle.

message 5: by Brina (new)

Brina Made, Isabel Allende is my favorite author. I hope you enjoy her book(s).

message 6: by Madle (new)

Madle U. (m4d7e) | 27 comments My Old & New classics challenge in 2016 did not go as well as bingo, which I completed, but I want to do better this year.

The biggest accomplishment here was "Gone with the Wind". I really enjoyed this but I'm not used to read that long books. Film I had seen many times before, so sometimes while reading I knew too well, what was ahead. Yet there were many interesting characters and scenes that weren't in film so if you are a fan, there are things to discover!

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