I can’t believe it has already been a year since I’ve started the Classics Club Challenge!
Here’s this past year’s list:
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Emma – Jane Austen
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
My Antonia – Willa Cather
I’ve read ten books and written eight reviews. I haven’t reviewed The Martian Chronicles and North and South, which makes me farther behind than I realized. I have notes, just need to put pen to paper and write!
I was hoping to be at twelve at this point, so later this year I’ll have to try and catch up. December sounds like a good month for a classic-palooza. Glad I wrote this recap, since I thought I was on schedule. Time is going by too fast!
I would say out of the ten I’ve read this year Slaughterhouse Five was my favorite, but My Antonia was the biggest surprise. Slaughterhouse shook me up, and I wish this was a book I read later in high school. I think its portrayal of PTSD is heartbreaking and important for citizens, hell human beings, to comprehend.
Majority of the books I’ve read this past year I loved on some level, but sadly Dracula was disappointing. The beginning was great and spooky, but when the book moved to England my attention started to wane. I think it has to do with the lack of Count Dracula, since he was just the best.
Here’s to hoping that the second year is a success (and I catch up!).