Saturday, August 1, 2009

Classics Challenge 2009 Completed

Hosted by Trish at Trish's Reading Nook.

Ends October 31, 2009

I chose to read read four classics.

Completed books are highlighted or linked to reviews.

The Awakening and Selected Stories***+ by Kate Chopin
The Mysteries of Udolpho*** by Ann Radcliffe
Jacob's Room****+ by Virginia Woolf
Three Men in a Boat***+ by Jerome K. Jerome
Ulysses by James Joyce... about half

I will continue Ulysses in the group at Dovegrayreader until finished. I did read some books that I would not have without the challenge. I am going to wrap this one up so I can focus on some of my other challenges. Thank you Trish.

Completed July 30, 2009.


  1. I hope you enjoy Wuthering Heights! I loved it, but it's one of those books most people either love or hate.

    I can't wait to see what you have to say about Ulysses by James Joyce. I had a teacher who pushed it, but I've never sat down and read it.

    Happy Reading!

  2. 'Wuthering Heights' is one of my favorites. A great book with so much depth to it, a lot more than some people think.

    I like 'Ulysses' too, I remember I even wrote a 40-page thesis on this book in college! I think it would be more enjoyable if only read for pleasure though.

    And if you're reading 'Jane Eyre' you could also read 'Wide Saragasso Sea' by Jean Rhys. Great book and will make you look at 'Jane Eyre' in a different light.

  3. Wow, Ulysses! Please give me a heads up if you're reading Ulysses, because I would like to read it as well. I rushed through the book to write a paper for my English class in college, but I can't say that I have really read it.

  4. Great list! I haven't read the Elizabeth book -- I am interested to know what you have to say about it.

  5. Ulysses is fantastic, but I really recommend reading it with Don Gifford's Annotated Ulysses close at hand!!

  6. I'm glad you are joining in the Classics Reading Challenge! Jane Eyre is one of my favorites.

  7. I do love many of those classics, but "The Awakening" was a recent delightful discovery. It's wonderful, especially for the time period in which it was written. Hope you enjoy!

  8. Ah, Wuthering Heights. :) My favorite. But yes, one of those that people love or hate. Thanks for signing up for the challenge Sandra!

  9. Congratulations!

    Three Men in a Boat is a recent find for me. I loved it.

  10. Oh -- I can't say the same for Ulysses. :) But I can say that I really LOVED Ulysses compared to Finnegans Wake!



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