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message 1: by Kerri, the sane one (new)

Kerri | 328 comments Mod
Get ready for a fun and exciting new challenge that involves reading at least 2 classics from each of the specially chosen authors. We already have several authors in mind but if you have someone that you think would be a great choice please nominate them here on this thread. A helpful hint might be to check your "to read" list and see if a certain author's name keeps popping up. Please choose someone that has several books that are considered classics by many people. For example: Charles Dickens or Jane Austen. More details to follow. Nominations will be taken up until Dec. 15th.


message 2: by ☯Emily (new)

☯Emily  Ginder Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Edith Wharton are just a few that come to mind immediately.


message 3: by Amy J. (new)

Amy J. | 79 comments Hemingway, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Dumas, D. H. Lawerence, Verne, and H.G. Wells are names that keep showing up in my TBR


message 5: by Zuzana (new)

Zuzana Emile Zola, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, E.M. Forster


message 7: by Kerri, the sane one (new)

Kerri | 328 comments Mod
Great suggestions so far and I am seeing some names multiple times. Keep the suggestions coming!


message 8: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 153 comments Plato
Homer

The classicest classics!


message 10: by Leonard (last edited Nov 19, 2011 11:06AM) (new)

Leonard Klossner (leonardklossner) Vladimir Nabokov
Honorè de Balzac
Edit: I'll submit to the majority and list Emilè Zola as well.


message 11: by Mat (new)

Mat Joseph Conrad
Thomas Mann
Faulkner

Everyman from the classicest classics I would prefer tragics Aeschylus (Orestea), Sophocles or Euripides


message 12: by Lisa, the usurper (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
The authors challenge has finally been worked out and I'm really excited about this one! There is a list of 8 authors(4 male, 4 female), these will be done in a seasonal format, so 2 authors for a 3 month span. We will have one of the books by each author as a group read during that time period and then anyone participating will need to read one more literary work by that author. The work can be anything, a poem, a play, a short story, not just a novel, although that is fine also. Now for the list:
Winter Authors:Jan-March
L.M. Montgomery (Author)
Jules Verne
Spring Authors:April-June
A.A. Milne
Edith Wharton
Summer Authors:July-September
George Eliot
Emile Zola
Fall Authors:October-December
H.G. Wells
E. Nesbit


message 13: by Lisa, the usurper (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
We will have a Jules Verne book for March, so that will cover that one!


message 14: by Tatum (new)

Tatum | 7 comments That's not actually the good link for L.M. Montgomery even though it is the first that shows up in the author search. The good one is:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 15: by Lisa, the usurper (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Tatum wrote: "That's not actually the good link for L.M. Montgomery even though it is the first that shows up in the author search. The good one is:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/..."

Thanks for that Tatum! Some of the links are hard to figure out!



message 16: by Zuzana (last edited Feb 04, 2012 02:55AM) (new)

Zuzana Lisa wrote: ".....
Spring Authors:April-June
A.A. Milne
Edith Wharton"


Are we going to read Winnie-the-Pooh? It's one of my favourite childhood books. I'll have to go to the attic and go through the boxes of my old books to find it. I hope it's there somewhere.


message 17: by Kerri, the sane one (new)

Kerri | 328 comments Mod
AA Milne will be April's children's read and I was thinking that we would have a poll on 3 different choices including Winnie the Pooh.


message 18: by Amy J. (new)

Amy J. | 79 comments Lisa wrote: "The authors challenge has finally been worked out and I'm really excited about this one! There is a list of 8 authors(4 male, 4 female), these will be done in a seasonal format, so 2 authors for a..."

so for Jan- March do I need to read 2 books by each author or can I just chose Verne and read 2 of his works?


message 19: by Lisa, the usurper (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) | 1864 comments Mod
Amy J. wrote: "Lisa wrote: "The authors challenge has finally been worked out and I'm really excited about this one! There is a list of 8 authors(4 male, 4 female), these will be done in a seasonal format, so 2 ..."

Sorry Amy for the delay. We planned it for two authors for those three months so Verne and Montgomery for these three months, then Milne and Wharton for the next three.


message 20: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 06, 2012 08:55AM) (new)

Jennifer | 7 comments Wally Lamb
Homer
Vladimir Nabokov


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