2015 Classic Reading Challenge

[Image Courtesy of The Guardian]

[Image Courtesy of The Guardian]

Although 2015 has already passed (nearly) 2 months, I still want to share my personal target to read the globally acclaimed classic literature, both pre- and post- World War II which are compiled in 2015 Classic Reading Challenge. Following are good starts for classic reading.

 

 

 

  • Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)
  • War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
  • Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  • Ulysses (James Joyce)
  • Dracula (Bram Stoker)
  • Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
  • Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
  • Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
  • The Oldman and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
  • As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
  • Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  • The Stranger (Albert Camus)
  • The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
  • 1984 (George Orwell)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Of course you can select another great classics which is not listed in here. You can also participate in this reading challenge by posting your reviews and reading experiences on your blog and share your articles in the comment section of this post. Happy reading!! 😀

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8 thoughts on “2015 Classic Reading Challenge

  1. Hi, thanks for your comment!

    Well not exactly in that order. I’m more like random reader and not following any list of order, but apparently I’ll start with the ‘thin’ one first such as The Catcher in the Rye or The Great Gatsby rather than the epic ‘thick’ one like Don Quixote or War and Peace.

    Do you have any similar list? Or any further recommendation for classics?

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  2. Unfortunately not. For now, the only list is the winter reading one that came up yesterday. New review will be out at the end of this week though! Feel free to check back for more everyday. Thanks!

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  3. I’ll certainly wait for that though. But, the last time I checked your blog the last posts were published in 2007. Is that true? However let me know if you have any new updates on your blog.

    Thanks a lot for visiting!

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  4. Hello fellow Indonesian!

    Are you still doing this classic reading challenge?

    Your plan to read The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby is sound. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite novels of all time. Fitzgerald’s prose is a marvel! His beautiful writing is unparalleled!

    The Catcher in the Rye is easy to read and I loved it when I first read it in high school. But overtime the narrator’s voice becomes whiny to me. He is a teenager after all! Stay away if you can’t stand teen angst. But it’s still a very good, quick book.

    Now, I know some boys mock Pride and Prejudice because it’s a romance novel. But it’s easy to get through, is very funny and witty, and shows you why Jane Austen is so well-regarded in the English canon. She is an superb plotter! And her characterization is great!

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  5. Hey, thanks for visiting and leave comment!

    Yep, I’m still at it, on progress though. Recently read Guy de Maupassant’s short stories and boght ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

    Wow, seems you have read many of them. Wonderful. Thanks for the insight!

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  6. Nah, I haven’t read even half of the books on your list.

    Did you enjoy Maupassant? I read him a couple of years ago and really enjoyed his short stories.

    Hope you enjoy Pride and Prejudice. Will you do a review on Maupassant?

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  7. I enjoy them so far. His realistic prose is easy to digest, but on the other hand it leave only a little room for imagination.

    Will try to write a review shortly after finished it. Hope I can write as good as you..

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