January 4, 2010

Classics Bookclub for 2010

Classics Bookclub

Well, I'm terribly late to the party...the new Classics Bookclub signup at 5 Minutes for Books. We're shaking things up a bit, and allowing you to choose which classics you want to read. Since Classics can be a little daunting, I'm thankful we only have to read one a quarter. Here's my list, in no particular order.

Villette. This lesser known work of Charlotte Bronte's looks more interesting to me than Jane Eyre (although I should probably give Jane Eyre another chance.)

Anne of Green Gables. My daughter got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas, and I promptly talked her into buying Anne. I think I'll suggest that we read it aloud this winter. What a fun treat for both of us!

Little Women. CJ is reading the Classics Start version of this now. We recently watched the movie together. I love the March girls, and can't wait to re-read this one.

Sense And Sensibility. Alas, I haven't read anything by Dear Jane in a while. I barely remember this one (though I watched the Emma Thompson movie not too long ago.) I'm looking forward to digging into this one, too.

Are you up for the challenge? Let me know, and be sure to sign up at 5 Minutes for Books.


Leah in Iowa said...

I just finished my huge, 1,400+ page Jane Austen all-in-one, which was my reading goal for 2009. Lady Susan was the last book, then I jumped right into "Guernsey". Imagine that - reading two books written in the same style, back to back. I loved them both! I'll have to check out the new rules of the book club and see if it suits me.

Happy New Year!

Amy said...

I've never read anything else by Charlotte Bronte, but I definitely think you should give Jane Eyre another chance! :-)

Are you aware of the L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenge that Carrie @ Reading to Know hosts each January? It's going on now, and it might be a perfect fit for you and your dd. Here's a link, just in case ----> http://www.readingtoknow.com/2009/12/lm-montgomery-reading-challenge-2010.html

Carrie said...

Sounds like you'll be having fun - and with your daughter also! =) I love it.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've never read Villette. Love your choices and looking forward to your posts.

Lisa writes... said...

Not familiar with the Bronte title but the others are great choices! Lots of good reading ahead!

hopeinbrazil said...

I read Sense and Sensibility after seeing the movie half a dozen times. The book was great and gave the characters a lot more depth. I enjoyed the both and hope you do too.