Classics Club Check-In #9

Classics Club Check-In #9

The Classics Club Check-InTo be honest, this is my first check-in for the The Classics Club challenge, even though I have been participating in the challenge pretty much from the start XD Oops! But anyway, here is my progress for Check-In #9.

The aim of the challenge is to read 50 classics in 5 years (in my case, that’s from August 1, 2012 til July 31, 2017). My original list can be found here and my current list here. My list has evolved quite a bit since the start and I have been adding on classics that I just so happened to read and that weren’t on my list originally.

Right now I’m 20 books into the challenge. There were some books I absolutely loved, like Rebecca and The Handmaid’s Tale. But also two that I just couldn’t finish: Catch-22 and The Tale of Genji. Overall I’m pretty happy with my progress. I’m not an active participant in the Classics Club challenge in general, but I did recently participate in the Odyssey Read-Along and I am keeping an eye out for other interesting read-alongs or mini-challenges.

Here are the books I’ve read for the challenge so far:

  1. Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke – Rashomon and Other Stories (read Jan 16, 2012)
  2. Atwood, Margaret – A Handmaid’s Tale (read Nov 15, 2013)
  3. Austen, Jane – Lady Susan (read Aug 19, 2012) [review]
  4. Baldwin, James – Giovanni’s Room (read Oct 5, 2012) [review]
  5. Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451 (read Aug 19, 2013)
  6. Capote, Truman – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (read Nov 2, 2012)
  7. Doyle, Arthur Conan – A Study in Scarlet (read Jan 6, 2013)
  8. Edogawa, Ranpo – Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination (read Jan 7, 2014) [review]
  9. Heller, Joseph – Catch-22 (given up)
  10. Homer – The Odyssey (read Mar 23, 2014)
  11. Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le – Carmilla (read Apr 15, 2014)
  12. Maurier, Daphne du – Rebecca (read Feb 8, 2014)
  13. Orwell, George – Animal Farm (read Aug 25, 2013)
  14. Shikibu, Murasaki – The Tale of Genji (given up)
  15. Soseki, Natsume – Kokoro (read Mar 28, 2013)
  16. Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit (read Dec 23, 2012)
  17. Voltaire – Candide (read Aug 15, 2012) [review]
  18. Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine (read Mar 10, 2013)
  19. Wilde, Oscar – Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (read Dec 11, 2012)
  20. Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest (read Dec 31, 2013)

20 / 50 books

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