Monday, 11 July 2016

12 Month Classics Challenge - Half year update

The challenge is hosted by You, Me and a Cup of Tea. There is a different theme every month. I must admit that I don’t strictly follow the order of the months, but maybe I will catch up later in the year (haha!).

January - A classic you've always wanted to read - Our Man in Havanna by Graham Greene

February - A classic you've always dreaded reading - Shirley by Charlotte Brontë

March - A classic you've been recommended -

April - A classic you've seen the movie/miniseries/TV show of - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoj

May - An American classic - Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

June - A British classic - Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

July - A European classic (non-British) - Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

August - A modern classic -

September - A children's classic -

October - A classic by a female author - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

November - A classic by a male author - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

December - A classic written under a pseudonym -

I love this challenge and really want to read great classics. I still have to find books for some of the titles. Anyone for recommending a classic for the March criteria? Any suggestions for August, September and December?


  1. Hi Lisabeth,

    Before I forget, thanks for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy. And wow -- that's an impressive list!

    1. Always enjoy your posts! There are a few 'bricks' (as we call it in Swedish) here, that is thick books; Anna Karenina and Buddenbrooks, so they will take some time. Then there is Shirley which I have been trying to read for ages, but just can't attach too, although I love other Charlotte Brontë books. But sometimes one needs something more challenging to 'bite' into. Hope you have a good list of books for the summer!