Start Date: 19th March 2012
End Date: 19th March 2017
As they say time flys by when you’re having fun and that definitely applies to The Classics Club. Part of me can’t believe I joined back in March 2012 which means two years have gone by! Here’s what I have read off my list in that year:
1) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2) Grimm’s Fairy Tales
3) Bleak House by Charles Dickens
4) The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
6) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
7) Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
8) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
9) Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
I am so pleased with my progress so far. 9 books is just under the average of 10 books I need to read to keep on track to manage to read 50 books altogether. As I read 11 the previous year though it means I am still bang on track. All of the books above I have posted my thoughts on, please click on the titles to be taken to my full posts. A list of books/links though isn’t that interesting so I decided to adapt the meme questions I use for my end of year posts to reflect on what classics I have been reading.
Most Anticipated: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Most Beautifully Written: Northanger Abbey
Most Disappointing: The Great Gatsby
Most Surprising (In A Good Way!): Around the World in Eighty Days
Most Memorable Character/s: Ebenezer Scrooge and Sherlock Holmes
Most Recommended-to-Others: A Christmas Carol
Favourite New Authors Discovered: Lewis Carroll
Multiple Reads of an Author: Lewis Carroll (2) and Charles Dickens (2)
Ambitions for 2013/2014: Pretty much to continue as I am. I have been impressed with the amount I have read over the last two years. I am looking forward to reading more by Austen, Dickens, Doyle and Verne. Plus who knows what new authors I will fall in love with. Wish me luck!
What classics have you enjoyed over the last year? Any recommendations?