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message 1: by Idit (last edited Oct 03, 2018 09:34PM) (new)

Idit | 61 comments Thank goodness I've been reading widely this year

✔ B1: Written by Nobel Laureate
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, read by Apr 10, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ B2: Children’s Classic
The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson. read by Mar 27, 2018 ★★★

✔ B3: Government Banned Book
The Castle by Kafka, read by May 27, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ B4: Classic Made into a Film/TV
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, read by Aug 05, 2018 ★★★★

✔ B5: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize
The Masterpiece by Anna Enquist , read by Apr 06, 2018 ★★★★ winner of DebutantenPrijs (1995)


✔ I1: 20th Century Classic
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, read by Apr 15, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ I2: New-to-You Author
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima, read by Jun 14, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ I3: Mystery or Crime Classic
The 39 Steps by John Buchan, read by Aug 10, 2018 ★★

✔ I4: Classic of More than 500 Pages
The Tin Drum by Gunther Grass, ready by Sep 1, 2018 ★★★★★

✔I5: 18th Century or Earlier Classic
Beowulf by anonymous, read by August 28, 2018 ★★★★


✔ N1: North American Classic
My Ántonia by Willa Cather, read by Apr 29, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ N2: Classic Short Story
In the Heart of the Seas by S Y Agnon, read by Jul 31, 2018 ★★★★

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter, read by Jun 05, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ N4: Classic Play
(not sure it's classic. it's just old)
Penelope: A Comedy in Three Acts by W. Somerset Maugham, read by Apr 24, 2018 ★★

✔ N5: African Classic
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, read by Mar 20, 2018 ★★★★★


✔ G1: 19th Century Classic
Bleak House by charles dickens, read by Feb 04, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ G2: Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith & Editors)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, ready by Jun 08, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ G3: Adventure or Action Classic
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, read by Apr 17, 2018 ★★

✔ G4: Group Read
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, read by Sep 29, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ G5: 21st Century Potential Classic
The Sellout by Paul Beatty, read by Mar 13, 2018 ★★★★★


✔ O1: Literary Prize of Your Country/Region
sydney morning herald literary competition 1946
The Harp in the South by Ruth Park, read by Jun 25, 2018 ★★★

✔ O2: Lesser known book by a famous author
The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard, read by Jul 31, 2018 ★

✔ O3: Australia, Antarctica, or Oceania Classic
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, read by Mar 26, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ O4: A Classic that you have put off reading
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, read by Mar 14, 2018 ★★★★★

✔ O5: Classic written by a Female Author
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, read by Apr 22, 2018 ★★★★

message 2: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2839 comments You're doing well! And what a nice list :)

message 3: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9824 comments Mod
Nice job on putting together some Bingos there.

message 4: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments thanks :)

message 5: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Done!
(although, if I read a better play this year I will update the classic play. I think including Penelope is a bit cheeky of me, because it's very light weight and the only reason I can claim it's classic is because it's very old

message 6: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9824 comments Mod
Congrats Idit.

message 7: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2839 comments Well done, Idit!
And I think you should count Penelope! I love Maugham but have never read a play by him. You've inspired me to read it! :)

message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1580 comments Way to go, Idit!

message 9: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments Shamefully I haven’t read anything else by Maugham - but I will be for sure.
Tell me what you think when you read Penelope. It is very silly and of it’s time

message 10: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2058 comments Congrats,Terris...👏

message 11: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2839 comments Idit wrote: "Shamefully I haven’t read anything else by Maugham - but I will be for sure.
Tell me what you think when you read Penelope. It is very silly and of it’s time"

I just finished it! I think it was very cute. I like the way the mom & dad played along. And how Penelope kind of went along with things until she won the husband back, even though I think she's going to kind of try to keep him dangling!
I really enjoy Maugham and am glad to add this one (of which I've never heard!) to my repertoire! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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