Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Classics Challenge

I've come to the conclusion that joining even a single challenge can be risky. After signing up and clicking the first Mr. Linky, it gets easier and easier to do it again.

The Classics Challenge, hosted by Trish, is impossible to resist! You can join at one of three levels, books may overlap with other challenges, and you can adjust your list at any time.
How's that for making it easy to succeed? You can find all the other details here.
I've decided to do the classics snack and read four classics between April 1 and October 31.

My list (subject to change) includes:
1. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola (reviewed 4/8/09)
2. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
3. The Homemaker by Dorothy Canfield (reviewed 5/20/09)
4. Summer by Edith Wharton
5. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (reviewed 9/26/09)
6. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (reviewed 10/29/09)


When the books are completed, I will post links to the reviews. There is also a bonus round,
where you read a book that may become classic, that I hope to join.

Thank you, Trish, for hosting this challenge!


  1. Snack, Entree and Feast - I love it! The Homemaker is a book that has caught my eye before so I will be watching for your review.

  2. I know what you mean about the risk of jumping on the challenge bandwagon. I've been thinking about this one, as well. I love your list. Cranford is absolutely wonderful, and I've read Therese Raquin, as well. It's really good but totally opposite in mood from Cranford. Good luck with the challenge!

  3. I have never heard of any of your books. That is another reason I am loving this challenge. Classics I didn't know existed. How cool is that? :D

  4. Lisa,
    Thanks! I really think I'll be able to complete this one ;-)

    Seeing everybody else's list is so much fun. It's one of the things I love about challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Darlene,
    Pretty creative challenge levels, I'd say - lol! I got The Homemaker for Christmas and am really looking forward to reading it.

  6. Thanks for signing up for the challenge, JoAnn! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I'll be reading some Wharton as well. Happy reading!

  7. Trish,
    I just posted my first review for the challenge. It is Therese Raquin by Emile Zola...and I loved it! Thanks again for hosting.


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