(In fact I want to sign up for so many, many more but I. Have. No. Time.)
Anyway, it's a challenge probably all of you have already joined: The Back To The Classics Challenge 2012 by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much.
Should you be one of the five people in this universe who have not heard about it yet, here are the rules:
To participate you have to read one book out of each of the following categories.
- Any 19th Century Classic
- Any 20th Century Classic
- Reread a classic of your choice
- A Classic Play
- Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
- Classic Romance
- Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language - To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language.
- Classic Award Winner - To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award.
- Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime - To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.
- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
- The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
- Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
- Hamlet, Shakespeare (Although I am going to read a lot of plays, due to my Greek Tragedies Challenge and Allie's Shakespeare Reading Month)
- The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
- The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Marquez
- The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien