Reading the Classics – goals

Over at 5 Minutes for Books they have a Classics Bookclub. It was because of them that I read Rebecca this past year. I also read at least 8 other classics this year and really enjoyed it. Some were books I had not ever read, others were books I had read in school and didn’t remember or appreciate like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. I know that before 2009, To Kill a Mockingbird was not my favorite book, but it is now.

So, as we approach 2010 I am setting more goals. I don’t have a separate Classics category for the next year, but I have a few of them on my list.

  1. Pilgrim’s Progress for my church book club at the end of January – this is a reread for me
  2. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini – I just finished reading Captain Blood
  3. Red Badge of Courage
  4. Catch-22

I also intend to read some books by these authors

  1. Anthony Trollope
  2. Chaim Potok
  3. Graham Greene
  4. Dorothy Sayers
  5. GK Chesterton
  6. Wilkie Collins
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11 Responses to Reading the Classics – goals

  1. I would love to reread some Chaim Potok as well.

  2. I vaguely remember the Red Badge of Courage from long ago. Good luck with your goals!
    .-= morninglightmama´s last blog classics a try =-.

  3. Great choice of books and authors. Look forward to hearing what you think about them.
    .-= Robin of My Two Blessings´s last blog ..Classics Bookclub – 5 minutes for Books =-.

  4. Ashley T. says:

    You’ve got some great authors picked out for next year – Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers are among my favorites! You might also give George MacDonald a read; he was a big inspiration for Lewis and Chesterton both, and I really enjoyed At the Back of the North Wind.

    You’ll have to let me know how Catch-22 goes; I’ve toyed with reading it but somehow never got around to it. Thanks for stopping by Shelf Life!

  5. Laura says:

    I do like George MacDonald. I’ve read At the Back of the North Wind and Lilith. Last December I read the trilogy of the Glaston Curate which was great. Thanks for the reminder, I should look for more by him.

  6. Pilgrim’s Progress! What a great idea! I really need to reread that also….

    I suspect I’ll be reading more classics than I’m admitting to at the present moment. =)

    Glad you will be joining in with us!

  7. Ashley T. says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you a big honking huge THANK YOU for the Christian Audio link! You rock! =D

  8. Thanks for your comments on my Chesterton post. I highly recommend Chaim Potok and Dorothy Sayers. I read several by each of those authors and more titles are on my mental TBR list! Check out my Books Read in 2009 for links to those reviews. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on what you read this year!
    .-= Page Turner (Heather)´s last blog ..The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton =-.

  9. Wow! 8 classics in one year! That’s great!

    I’m so glad you read and loved To Kill a Mockingbird. EVERYBODY ought to read it. EVERYBODY.

    Chaim Potok=good stuff. I read and reviewed The Chosen this year, if you’re interested—>

    I wish you much success in this endeavor!

  10. Corinne says:

    I read Potok’s Davita’s Harp last year and it was AMAZING 🙂

  11. hopeinbrazil says:

    We have some similarities in our goals for the year. I’m reading Wilkie Collins now and plan to read Trollope soon. I LOVE Pilgrim’s Progress and have read it three or four times.

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