Laura (laura0218) wrote,

Classics Challenge Wrap-up

Kathrin at Crazy Cozy Murders inspired me to join her Classics Challenge and read 3-5 classics between July & November.   I used the "1001 Books to Read Before you Die" list for ideas, and read the following books:

1.  Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen (completed 7/19/2007 - review)
2.  North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (completed 8/21/2007 - review)
3.  Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (completed 9/13/2007 - review)
4.  East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (completed 10/6/2007 - review)
5.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy (completed 11/22/2007 - review)

Favorite Book of the Challenge:  Tess of the D'Urbervilles, for its readability and strong female protagonist.

Least Favorite Book:  Northanger Abbey.  While I love Jane Austen, this was not her best.

What I Learned through this Challenge:  I enjoyed this opportunity to read more of the "1001 books".  This was a reasonably diverse selection from different time periods, and a great way to get acquainted with new-to-me authors like Gaskell, Hurston, and Hardy.  Thanks to Kathrin for hosting this challenge!

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