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message 1: by Kelly_Hunsaker_reads (last edited Aug 17, 2020 03:04PM) (new)

Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments So I missed the Blackout in 2019 by one or two books. Trying again.

B1: Classic of Asia
B2: Classic Tragedy
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 19 Jul 2020
B3: A Book Published at Least 200 Years Ago
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe 3 Jul 2020
B4: Memoir, Autobiography, or Biography
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson 3 Jan 2020
B5: Classic of Europe
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 1 Jan 2020

I1: Classic Mystery or Crime
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 6 May 2020
I2: Group Bingo Participant Pick
So Big by Edna Ferber 31 Mar 20
I3: Classic Drama or Play
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry 10 Jun 2020
I4: Book From Group’s 2020 Bookshelf
Stoner by John Williams 10 Jan 2020
I5: Classic Gothic or Horror
The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson 13 Feb 2020

N1: Book From Group’s Old School Classic Shelf prior to 2020
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham 9 May 2020
N2: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver 13 Jan 2020
N3: Reader’s Choice
The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau 7 Jan 2020
N4: Classic Short Story
The Long Valley by John Steinbeck 21 Jun 2020
N5: Book From Group’s New School Classic Shelf prior to 2020
Riders of the Purple Sage with Biographical Introduction by Zane Grey 3 Jul 2020

G1: Classic Science Fiction or Fantasy
The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells 22 Jun 2020
G2: The Bigger Read List by English Pen
The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904 by Anton Chekhov 2 Jan 2020
G3: Poetry or Essay Collection
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 5 Jun 2020
G4: Banned Book
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D H Lawrence 29 Jan 2020
G5: Classic Science or Philosophy
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus 17 Aug 2020

O1: Classic of Africa, Antarctica, Australia, or Oceania
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers 13 Jul 2020
O2: Classic Western
Hondo by Louis L'Amour 17 Mar 20
O3: Book Published the Year You Were Born
The Lonely Girl by Edna O'Brien 9 Jan 2020
O4: Classic Adventure
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss 2 Feb 2020
O5: Classic of the Americas
The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 8 Jan 2020



message 2: by Kelly_Hunsaker_reads (last edited Jul 26, 2020 09:10PM) (new)

Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments B1 Asia


message 3: by Kelly_Hunsaker_reads (last edited Jun 26, 2020 03:41PM) (new)

Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments G5 Classic Science/Philosophy
Utopia (More)
Tao Te Ching (Lao Tzu) - DPL audio


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Hi Kelly and welcome to the challenge. I hope you enjoy it.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Thanks. I have loved it in the past, and love the changes.


message 6: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Have fun, Kelly!

Tess really is a great book!


message 7: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Since you're a lawyer like me I recommend Crime and Guilt: Stories for the I2 corner.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Philina wrote: "Since you're a lawyer like me I recommend Crime and Guilt: Stories for the I2 corner."

Thanks if I can find it!


message 9: by Irphen (new)

Irphen | 457 comments Hi Kelly!
Seems interesting. Reading A Vindication of the Rights of Woman seems nice to be combined with Frankenstein I think, as the writers are mother and daugther. Of curse the kind of book is very different however. Oh and I'm currently reading Frankenstein and really enjoying it, so I really recommened it. :-) And I really recommend Animal Farm as well!


message 10: by Kelly_Hunsaker_reads (last edited Feb 09, 2020 07:42PM) (new)

Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Irphen wrote: "Hi Kelly!
Seems interesting. Reading A Vindication of the Rights of Woman seems nice to be combined with Frankenstein I think, as the writers are mother and daugther. ..."


Yes, I did the mother/daughter thing on purpose


message 11: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments You are making great progress!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Rosemarie wrote: "You are making great progress!"

Hopefully I can keep it up


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments updated 4/24/20


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Column I done!


message 15: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1574 comments Congrats, Kelly!


message 16: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Column I done!"

Congratulations.


message 17: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Column I done!"

Congrats!!


message 18: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1598 comments I think you are definitely headed for a black out! Congrats!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Anyone able to recommend classics from Australia for me?


message 20: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
On the Beach and A Town Like Alice both bt Nevil Shute are set in Australia.


message 22: by Brina (new)

Brina From New Zealand, anything by Witi Ihimaera but recommend The Whale Rider. He is excellent.
Or if you want a female author, The Bone People by Keri Hulme.


message 23: by Brian (new)

Brian Reynolds | 143 comments If you're looking for 19th Century Victorian-type classic, I've read the Australian classic from 1874:
For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke which follows a Brit taken to a penal colony in Tasmania. It was a bit dry at times, but still interesting enough to give one a feel for the Australia as a penal colony experience.
Liesl and Bob have listed some good recommendations.
Both of Peter Carey's books also explore 19th Century Australia, if that interests you. I have had the Kelly Gang hardback for almost 2 decades but have yet to read either book. though I've seen the Oscar & Lucinda movie.
My Brilliant Career gives a good look at rural New South Wales at the end of the 19th Century. I wouldn't waste time on the sequel My Career Goes Bung.
I read A Town Like Alice last month and it was a very good 4+ star read. Part of the book is set in Australia and gives an insight into rural north Australian life post WWII.


message 24: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
I loved A Town Like Alice


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Thanks everyone! I LOVED A Town Like Alice, and Kelly Gang. Didn't care much about Oscar and Lucinda. I will try one of the others.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Column N now complete!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Looking for an Asian classic. I am not a big fan, so audiobook would be best.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Also, looking for tragedies -- on audio.


message 29: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3290 comments Mod
Great job so far. You are making quite a lot of progress. I had though I would use one of the plays by Shakespeare for the tragedy square. Although I have seen stage and film productions of Hamlet I have yet to sit down and read it for myself. It is a book I already own. There is a Librivox version on youtube. I had not tried to listen to it yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Y-t...


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Lynn wrote: "Great job so far. You are making quite a lot of progress. I had though I would use one of the plays by Shakespeare for the tragedy square. Although I have seen stage and film productions of [book:H..."

Thanks! Great idea!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Column O done!


message 32: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1598 comments Wow, you are really getting done! Congrats.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Terry wrote: "Wow, you are really getting done! Congrats."

thanks! Though I have left a couple that I am not excited about.


message 34: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Column O done!"

Congratulations.


message 35: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Looks like you are close to a blackout, congrats!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments Column G done. Only Asia to go.


message 37: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3290 comments Mod
Wow! Really great progress. Almost there.


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