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message 1: by Clio (last edited Dec 29, 2018 05:25PM) (new)

Clio | 34 comments Theme: Books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for awhile

Old Classics (Published Before 1900)
1. The Iliad - Homer (~750 BC)
2. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius (180)
3. Moby Dick - Herman Melville (1851)

New Classics (Published 1900-1999)
1. David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, and The Courilof Affair - Irene Nemirovksy (1929-33)
2. The Circus in the Attic and Other Stories - Robert Penn Warren (1931-62)
3. Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game) - Herman Hesse (1943)

Wild Cards
1. Woodswoman - Anne LaBastille
2. A Country Year: Living the Questions - Sue Hubbell
3. Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe - Jane Goodall
4. Wild - Cheryl Strayed
5. The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen
6. On Trails - Robert Moor

Alternates - (Books I got for Christmas)
A. The Hothouse by the East River - Muriel Spark
B. Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

I definitely don't think I read any of the books in 2018 that I planned on reading when I made a list in 2017, but I'm going to try to stop checking out so many new bestsellers from the library and focus more on my overflowing bookshelves in my apartment. Hopefully somebody in this group will hold me accountable. :)


message 2: by Petra (new)

Petra Clio, my 2017 list is still not read either. I did poorly with this challenge in this year.

However, everyone's lists are making wanting to try again.

You have a wonderful list put together.


message 3: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2615 comments Nice list, Clio! Just give this challenge another try and feel good about anything you that get read. I have never finished this challenge either but I always feel good about the ones that I did get to and pass the rest on to the next year! Good luck -- we'll be checking in on you ;)


message 4: by Clio (new)

Clio | 34 comments Updated with my alternates from my new Christmas books!


message 5: by Brina (new)

Brina I feel that I read that Jane Goodall book in high school but it was a similar one by Dian Fosse. I’m going to get to this memoir eventually. You have a great list.


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