Monday, 6 April 2015

My Reading Projects

Last year was not a good year for my classic reading, so when 2015 came around nice and fresh, I decided this would be a year for reading a big chunk of my To Read List and for rereading a lot of my old favourites.

Let's just say I got a rough start, and couldn't concentrate on reading anything the entire winter. But with spring comes motivation, and when I am motivated to do something I start making lists. 

Books on my To Read List that I'm actually gonna read this year

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (it's been on my shelf for almost a year now)

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

It's not that long yet, but I should actually have a chance of finishing it. And when I do I can always pick more from the other (quite ambitious) lists I made. (One is never enough

New books added to my To Read List

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (so much Dickens, so little time)

Middlemarch by George Elliot

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stove

Lorna Doone by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (just for laughs, and background for
                                                                                      Northanger Abbey)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

More Works of William Shakespeare

Books I want to reread

Ivanhoe by Walter Scott

Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (I know I just read it, but who says you                                                                                can't reread a book on a regular basis)
North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (the unabridged version this time)

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

And suddenly my innocent little project evolved into 3 monster lists, with more than enough reading projects for this year. (And probably the next few years too)

(By the way, I do also read modern books but I only blog about the classics)


  1. My two favourites here are To Kill a Mockingbird and Gone with the Wind... I especially LOVE the latter. IT'S SO AMAZING!!!! Have fun reading all these! :-)

  2. I see a lot of favorites on that list:D Ooh, is Rebecca good? I've heard it is, but since I'm not that big on Gothic romances, I'm not sure if I'll like it…

    Which modern books do you enjoy?:)

  3. Glad you approve..after all some of them were added on your suggestion;)
    Rebecca is a quite breath taking book! It can seem a little dark, but the writing style is pure genius.

    Of modern books I love historical novels (especially the ones that subtly teaches you about the time period), mystery novels and thrillers. And I have a weakness for dystopian YA fiction.

    1. Heehee:) Okay, I'll check out Rebecca sometime! (Oh, by the way, I've nominated you for the "random" tag over on my blog.)

  4. Rose,
    Just wanted to let you know I've tagged you with the Random Questions tag here:

    Have fun and can't wait to see you answers! ;)

  5. I've read The Mysteries of Udolpho (for the same reason you list.) I actually liked it a lot. :) Also, a huge HORRAY for Gone with the Wind! I'm currently reading it for the fifth time. x


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