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message 1: by Vesna (last edited Sep 04, 2020 07:24AM) (new)

Vesna (ves_13) I'm joining a bit late, so I have the remaining 8 months (including May).

Challenge #1 - Old & New TBR

Old School (1899 and earlier):
The Dhammapada (c.400/500 BC) 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 (5/31/20)
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1879)

New School (20th century):
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927) 4.5 stars (5/28/20)

My Wild Cards:
Infinity: The Story of a Moment by Gabriel Josipovici (2012) 4.5 stars (9/3/20)
Belladonna by Daša Drndić (2012) 5 stars (6/25/20)
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner (2019) 4 stars (8/19/20)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1972) 3 stars (7/7/20)

Houses by Borislav Pekić (1970)
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (2014)

message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9189 comments Mod
So glad to have you join us in the challenge. Have fun with this one!

message 3: by Vesna (new)

Vesna (ves_13) Thank you, Katy. I'm thrilled with the challenges in this group. They help balance out contemporary readings with the beloved classics.

message 4: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1543 comments You have an interesting list. Good luck and happy reading!

message 5: by Vesna (new)

Vesna (ves_13) Rosemarie wrote: "You have an interesting list. Good luck and happy reading!"

Many thanks, Rosemarie.

message 6: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2799 comments Mod
I echo the best wishes above on your challenge. It is definitely not too late to start!

message 7: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4779 comments Mod
I saw your earlier discussion with Aubrey and Katy, and I'm glad you decided to start a challenge. I do hope you enjoy it.

message 8: by Vesna (last edited Dec 15, 2020 06:48AM) (new)

Vesna (ves_13) A double thank-you, Lynn and Bob.

message 9: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1578 comments Welcome to the challenge, Vesna. You have a nice mix of old and new and I hope you enjoy your choices.

message 10: by Vesna (new)

Vesna (ves_13) Thank you, Laurie. This challenge really gives us the opportunity to combine what we like the most in the old and the new. I look forward to it.

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