Classics Club

Classics Club Challenge Update: Year One

Dear Reader,

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!).


2 thoughts on “Classics Club Challenge Update: Year One

  1. I’ve seen so many bloggers who take part in the Classics Club, but I’m still debating whether or not to join. If I do, it will be next year since I feel like I’ve got too much on my reading plate for the rest of the year! You’ve read some terrific books so far! Have you read any other Vonnegut? He’s so interesting and quirky and smart. I’ve still got quite a few of his I haven’t yet read.

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