Timeframe: 1 April – 31 October 2009.
Goal: 6 books
A big thank you to Trish at Trish’s Reading Nook for hosting this challenge. I was a bit tentative about joining, having read so few classics. I’ve absolutely loved it and read some wonderful books with a couple of changes from the original list. I read Northanger Abbey and The Picture of Dorian Gray instead of The Red and the Black and Wuthering Heights. Both are on my TBR list. I didn’t want to rush through Wuthering Heights and The Red and the Black was just too ambitious I think!
The woman in white – Wilkie Collins
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
To kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee
North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Bonus – “should be” classic:
There is a tv programme in the UK, The Book Show, where each week’s guests are asked to pick their favourite literary character. Out of these books, I would pick Margaret Hale from North and South for her modest and principled and passionate nature – and her taste in men! My favourite overall book was Jane Eyre – but it was a close call. They were all impressive in their own way.