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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Jul 13, 2018 10:57AM) (new)

Kelly | 33 comments I'm new to the group and heard about this challenge from one of the members of my library book club. I'm a librarian and feel like I probably should read more of the classics I never got around to in school. I've spent most of my career working with teens, so I've read a ton of YA lit, but very little adult fiction. I'm an inveterate non-fiction reader, so I'm hoping this challenge will give me the impetus to read more adult fiction and clear some of these books off my "to read" shelf!

✔ B1: Written by Nobel Laureate: The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

B2: Children’s Classic: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

B3 Government Banned Book: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

✔ B4: Classic Made into a Film/TV: Of Human Bondage

B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize: Moon Tiger


✔ I1: 20th Century Classic: Beloved

I2: New-to-You Author: - The Return of the Native

I3: Mystery or Crime Classic: - The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

✔ I4: Classic of More than 500 Pages: East of Eden

I5: 18th Century or Earlier Classic: Tartuffe


✔ N1: North American Classic: The House of Mirth

✔ N2: Classic Short Story: Dubliners

✔ N3: FREE SPACE - At the Mountains of Madness

✔ N4: Classic Play: A Doll's House

N5: African Classic: Maru


G1: 19th Century Classic: Bel-Ami

G2: Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith & Editors): The Idiot

✔ G3: Adventure or Action Classic: The Scarlet Pimpernel

G4: Group Read: Alias Grace

G5: 21st Century Potential Classic: Kafka on the Shore


O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region: The Left Hand of Darkness

O2: Lesser known book by a famous author: Villette

O3: Australia, Antarctica, or Oceania Classic: The Secret River

O4: A Classic that you have put off reading: This Side of Paradise

O5: Classic written by a Female Author: The Song of the Lark


message 2: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2608 comments I like your list! Several that I've read, and several that I want to read!
Looks like you are going to be making a big step toward your goal of reading more classics -- enjoy :)
P.S. I think you'll really enjoy this group!


message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Thanks, Terris!


message 4: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Good luck on your challenge, Kelly. I agree with Terris--I like your list too.


message 5: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 5451 comments Mod
You have a nice variety here. Some of them I love and some I had never encountered before. Hope you have a great time reading them and that you are successful at clearing some shelves (something I am always trying to do).


message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments Thank you both! I'm in the process of reading The House of Mirth and really enjoying it, which is a pleasant surprise because I disliked Ethan Frome.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

A good variety of books. I hope you will like Tartuffe and Bel-ami, they were my favourites from last year.


message 8: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 33 comments So, Of Human Bondage was a slog. I really did not enjoy that book at all.


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