Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Classics Challenge Wrap-up

I sadly did not discover The Classics Challenge until August. I chose to read a “Classics Snack” of four books as I joined the challenge so late.

The books I chose were:

1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
4. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

I finished these books (I just finished The Bridge of San Luis Rey yesterday!) and also read two other classics.

1. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.H. Milne
2. Lady Susan by Jane Austen

I also read a couple of classics during the time period of this challenge, but before I joined:

1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
2. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
3. Emma by Jane Austen

I finished two books ahead of my goal of four books, and managed to read the books I set out to read (sometimes I have a hard time sticking to lists!). I sadly did not get a chance to read my bonus book.

I loved this challenge. Thank-you to Trish for hosting this fantastic challenge! I loved reading what other classics people were reading. I also loved that this challenge allowed books that were read in other challenges as well as audiobooks. I am looking forward to The Classics Challenge 2010!


  1. I wish I would have found this challenge in time to do it; I love the classics! You did great!

  2. You did very well, Laura, especially given how you joined this challenge late in the game. This sounds like a worthwhile challenge. Reading the classics is a wonderful way to read some great literature, which helps us to become better thinkers and writers.

  3. Wow, Laura!! You did such a great job, especially reading MORE than what you had signed up for! I really wish that more people would try classics, although I know how daunting they can be (and there's something to be said about picking the "right" classic...). I'm so glad you'll be joining us again next year.

  4. Did you say which was your favorite? I personally loved The Woman in White. Great list.