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Classicsathon 2021 // #Classicscommunity TBR

At this point it’s no secret that I love my classics. I get really excited when it comes to creating my reading lists, especially for the classicscommunity reading challenge.

Basically you can do this in two ways, read one classic a month, or read as many classics you can for the next 12 months.
I prefer the latter.

Today I want to share with you, Reader, the 19 classic books I want to get to this year. All these books are second hand, I got them each for sh.100 (about a dollar) and that was such a steal.

  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H Lawrence
  • Where Angels Fear To Tread by E.M Forster
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Can You Forgive Her? By Anthony Trollope

  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • The Mill On The Floss by George Eliot
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  • A Room With A View by by E.M Forster

  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • Frenchman’s Creek by Daphné Du Maurier
  • Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphné Du Maurier
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphné Du Maurier
  • Rebecca by Daphné Du Maurier

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson

That’s it for my list. I have already read one, Where Angels Fear To Tread by E.M Forster, at the time I am posting this and I liked it a lot.

I hope you got some recommendations to add to your tbr.

Are you doing the classics community reading challenge? What’s on your tbr?

4 thoughts on “Classicsathon 2021 // #Classicscommunity TBR

  1. Hallo, Hallo Fay!

    *waves!* Fellow Classics reader!! 🙂 Are you in The Classics Club!? I’ve nearly been defunct as a member as for whichever reason my life’s adversities and distractions although aptly suited to how life ebbs & flows hasn’t yet yielded a positive year for me to focus on the Classics! I’m attempting to make better headway this New Year as I’ve discovered one key factor: the new Audible Plus catalogue is chuck full of Classics on audiobook + in combo with my Scribd script I think I can make some positive headway!

    I LOVE how you’ve found Classics for a dollar (or less) – as I love buying books secondhand – esp the Classics as I have found several this way myself. I also used to pick up the Barnes & Noble Classics in pocket editions? I was gifted the complete Shakespeare in pocket books which I also intend to dive into at some point as well.

    I am not sure if I’m deadset on hard deadlines this year, as I was toying with doing my TBR Dice Game monthly but then decided as every month seems to bring unexpected strife and distracts me like it had last year, I’m changing to the TBR Dice Game of the Hour – meaning – I’ll start with a List, work my way through it and then re-roll a new List even if it takes 1, 2 or 3 months per list – depending on how I move into the stories and which stories I get on with — so I’m hoping to add-in some Classics on audio through Audible’s Plus catalogue each month as well. I’m starting at 3x Classics per month to give myself a bit of space to soak into them and see how they float my boat, too.

    For those, I’m working off my Classics Club List but I could deviate a bit too! lol

    Some I’ll be reading AND listening to on audio – such as my Jane Austens and a few others but mostly strictly audio versions as I’m finding the denser the Classic the more I seem to wander out of it in print. Ironically or not? Narrators really pull me into the author’s visions and give me this entrance I cannot always get via print. Sometimes that is true in reverse, too. Just depends.

    What is your hashtag for social? I’m active on Twitter and if you are hosting #Classicsathon2021 or using another tag, let me know – I’ll post updates both on Twitter and my blog, as I want to resume my #WWWednesdays and #TheSundayPost as well as #LibraryLoot and a few others which help me journal/update/nudge myself towards what I’ve accomplished weekly as well as where I’m heading off to next with the books I’m reading.

    Off your list – here are the ones I want to read/listen to myself:

    Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H Lawrence
    The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    Middlemarch by George Eliot
    The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton*
    Rebecca by Daphné Du Maurier

    * (Esp would love to break into Wharton’s collective canon!)

    IF you’d like to endeavour a buddy read, I’d be game. Just please pick a month that is not April, May, September or November as those are all blocked out! (April I’m hosting a RAL as well as one in May, plus I co-host @WyrdAndWonder; September I’m active in @Mythothon this year and November is @SciFiMonth)

    Here’s to a New Year and a new chance to dive into more Classics for us both!

    PS: One reason this year is different than most is because my chronic migraines have been reducing in frequencies since 2018 to where I feel like this might be my best year yet. Plus I’ve been actively making huge changes in my health, well being and lifestyle wherein fitness and healthy eats are at the cornerstone of my daily/weekly objectives this 2021.

    1. Hey Jorie!! It’s always a pleasure meeting another Classics lover. ❤️ I’m super excited to read Rebecca and Middlemarch the most. Though I can’t wait to get through this whole list. I am not the one hosting the readathon, that’s actually Lucy The Reader, on YouTube. But we do share our reads and thoughts through the tag #Classicscommunity

      I love that most of these are available on Scribd because that’s where I listen to my audiobooks and I can read along.

      Thank you for stopping by my blog. ❤️

  2. Really looking forward to a number of the books on your list not limited to A confederacy of dunces, Middlemarch, The moonstone which I absolutely loved last I read it and Rebecca.

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