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message 1: by Julie (last edited Nov 19, 2019 11:50PM) (new)

Julie | 644 comments Old & New Classic Challenge 2019

Old (pre-1900):
1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719) Read January-February 2019
2. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1764) Read March 2019
3. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell (1858) Read January 2019

New (1900-1999):
4. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915) Read February 2019
5. London by Edward Rutherfurd (1997) Read May-June 2019
6. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving Read February 2019

Wildcards:
7. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) Read January-February 2019
8. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2001) Read August 2019
9. Innocent Blood by P.D. James (1980) Read January 2019
10. Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (2013) Read February 2019
11. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (1993) Read August 2019
12. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (2004) Read March 2019

Alternates:
A1. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (1969)
A2. Night by Elie Wiesel (1958) Read April 2019


message 2: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2608 comments Nice list, Julie! I have read several of yours but still quite a few I could add to my list. I wanted to tell you that I just finished "The Stone Diaries" and really liked it! Enjoy -- this book & your whole challenge :)


message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments Thank you Terris. I've been wanting to read The Stone Diaries for years. The way to make sure I finally do, is to put it on a challenge


message 4: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2608 comments I agree with you there! :)


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

Sara (phantomswife) | 5455 comments Mod
Wow, you have a lot of books I haven't read. I'll be looking forward to seeing which ones you think are great.


message 6: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
You have selected another nice set of books. I have read Robinson Crusoe, Castle of Otranto, and Night. I enjoyed all three. I have The Hotel New Hampshire and American Gods on my home shelf, I think both will be good reads, so many books never enough time.


message 7: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments I read The Hotel New Hampshire from my moms bookshelf when I was a teenager. I bought it for my own bookshelf years ago meaning to reread it, so now I put it on this challenge to make sure I finally do.


message 8: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2608 comments Julie wrote: "I read The Hotel New Hampshire from my moms bookshelf when I was a teenager. I bought it for my own bookshelf years ago meaning to reread it, so now I put it on this challenge to make sure I finall..."

I love John Irving's books! I'm going to have to add The Hotel New Hampshire to by TBR list :)


message 9: by MK (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments Julie wrote: "I read The Hotel New Hampshire from my moms bookshelf when I was a teenager. I bought it for my own bookshelf years ago meaning to reread it, so now I put it on this challenge to make sure I finall..."

I've had a few of Rutherford's series on my radar for a few years now, looking forward to your review of London!

Ahh, and .... The Hotel New Hampshire, had to tbr it. Sounds great :D


message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments Well - looks like I didn't update this thread all year ;)

I've done quite well - just one book to go and I will have finished them all-
I requested The Edible Woman as an audio book from the library (CD's) - don't know when I'll actually get it so I might not finish that one before the end of the year...


message 11: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments Congrats, Julie. Since you read all but one alternate, you completed the challenge even if you don't read the last book. I hope you enjoyed your choices.


message 12: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments Laurie wrote: "Congrats, Julie. Since you read all but one alternate, you completed the challenge even if you don't read the last book. I hope you enjoyed your choices."

I really did enjoy all but the Mary Wollstonecraft text. That was hard to get through xD


message 13: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Congrats, Julie!


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