I’ve really enjoyed reading more classics over the past three years. I have read 33 ‘classic’ books for the challenge, which is more than I had read in my entire lifetime before I started the challenge. I do tend to stretch the meaning of ‘classic’. I’ve read Roald Dahl and Judy Blume alongside Charlotte Brontë and Frances Hodgson Burnett. I’ve read non-fiction alongside children’s classics.
I am continuing with the Classics Challenge this year, alongside the 50 Book Challenge – and I’d love for you to join me! Your task is to simply read one classic book per month in 2015 and (if you want to) blog or vlog about your experience. If you’re on Tumblr, tag your posts with #2015 Classics Challenge and on Twitter without the spaces. You can see the classics I read in 2012 here, 2013 here and 2014 here. I’ll also link to each book ‘review’ I write this year below. I have a ‘classics’ shelf on Goodreads, which should help me decide what to pick up next!
This year, I was inspired by So Obsessed With and Belle of the Literati (who host the Re-Read Challenge 2015) to come up with a list of questions for you to answer as you post about each classic. If you would prefer to write fewer book reviews this year, this is perfect for you!
WHEN I Discovered This Classic
WHY I Chose to Read It
WHAT Makes It A Classic
WHAT I Thought of This Classic
WILL It Stay A Classic
WHO I’d Recommend It To