November’s Autumn’s Classic Challenge
by Charlotte Reads Classics
I’ve already joined the Back to the Classics Challenge, and have been told about another great Classic challenge at November’s Autumn. I like the sound of this because on the 4th of each month there will be questions to answer about your chosen classic. So you get to read about everyone else’s choices too.
Seven classics are required, you can have read three previously. My seven are:
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
- The Odyssey by Homer
Some great picks! I’ll be reading a few of those soon as well. Glad you joined. 🙂
Thanks for pointing it out, like you say the two challenges go together brilliantly!
Thank you for joining the challenge, Charlotte! 🙂 Wonderful list! Looking forward to your thoughts on these. 🙂 I’m dying to read The Forsyte Saga (will be reading at least The Man of Property for Sara’s Challenge). I loved the adaptations.
On your list The Forsyte Saga sounds unfamiliar to me, but the rest are great! I’m also hoping to read The Odyssey next year, though I did not put it down in either of the Classics challenges. I’ve been debating on whether or not to include it in Sarah’s challenge. Will see.
I read the Dickens and the Woolf earlier this year. I loved the first, and was quite impressed with the second. 😀 I’m also reading Tolstoy and Wilkie Collins next year, though I’m doing War and Peace and The Moonstone instead of the titles you’ve listed.
Ooh! I recently reread Woman in White. Really enjoyed it the second time round as well. I have decided to embark on Moonstone next 🙂
Mavelous choices! I intend to read Odyssey soon, but I must say reading Iliad was an absolute disaster for me.
I just bought The Woman in White yesterday! Looking forward to reading that.
Oh, and Mrs. Dalloway! I need to re-read that! Very much looking forward to reading your thoughts.
Kathryn: Thank you for coming up with it, I think it will be a lot of fun. Glad to hear you will be reading some Forsyte Saga too – I think I had to commit to it to make sure I get through it!
Risa: I’ve only just realised I liked Dickens and Woolf this year so it’ll be good to read more, and A Tale of Two Cities seems to get good reviews. War and Peace is fantastic and you feel so proud when you finish it!
Nish: Oh brilliant, I have both The Woman in White and The Moonstone but have yet to read either. Good to hear you liked it, I’m looking forward to that one, its been on my bookshelf for far too long.
o: I had to consult my brother who has read a lot of ancient greek as to what was a good place to start and he said The Odyssey was very readable… hopefully that is the case! I look forward to hearing what you think of The Woman in White. Aaaand Mrs Dalloway will be a brand new read for me, I’ve only read To The Lighthouse but am looking forward to broadening my Woolf horizons!
I am also signed up to do this challenge and have Anna Karenina on my list as well so I will look forward to reading your thoughts on that. Like a lot of the others The Odyssey has also been on my list of must reads for awhile. Will have to see whether I get to it.
A bit random but I was wondering if you’ve read “War and Peace”?
Yes! I read it last year, you can see my jumble of witterings about it here, although they don’t quite do it justice. I loved it and thought it was certainly worth the effort of reading it! I’d probably pick Anna Karenina as my favourite though as its more likely that I will re-read it.
Thanks! I’m definitely going to read it soon hopefully!