Reading one classic book per month (all right, I ended up reading three in December, but I still read twelve classics over the year) was one of the best decisions I ever made. I no longer find a book labelled with the term ‘classic’ intimidating. I even found myself looking forward to choosing and reading my next classic, and I actually sometimes found it difficult to pick one because there are so many I want to read. If you told me I’d feel like this 5 years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you. Although most of the classics I read were ‘contemporary’ or ‘modern’ (I have yet to pick up Dickens, for example) I still think it’s a massive achievement. Some of them even became my top books of 2012!
If you’ve seen my 2013 bookish resolutions, you’ll know that I’m continuing with the ‘classics challenge’ this year, alongside the 50 Book Challenge. You can see all of the classics I read in 2012 here. I’ll also link back to this page when I complete each classic this year. First up, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde!
Classics Read in 2013