"Take no heed of her...She reads a lot of books."
~Jasper Fforde

100 Classics Challenge

This is a challenge I've been wanting to do for a while now.  Back when I was in high school, before I even started this blog, I used to read the classics all the time.  I guess you could say that it started with a certain English teacher, who inspired a love of these books in me, as well as a school library with a lot of old books.  But, really, I was reading classics as a kid, too.  I remember my school librarian recommending Heidi by Joanna Spyri, and how much I loved that book.  I remember hours spent reading The Phantom of the Opera while I was suffering through a slump of depression as a teen.  I remember the primal horror I felt when I tried to read Poe's "The Black Cat" in grade school.  And I also remember the glowering, weathered face of Captain Ahab, outlined in red on mustard yellow buckram on the cover of my grade school's copy of Moby-Dick.

I guess you could say that classics have been a big part of my childhood, and especially my teen years.  But, when I got to college, I found that I was reading them less and less, and turning to other, more contemporary books as I got older.

So, this challenge is meant as a fun way to inspire more reading of the classics.  Below, you will find a list of all the titles I've read, along with links to the reviews on the blog.  If you would be interested in learning about the other things I've read, including my favorite books, and genres, you can follow me on Goodreads.  Feel free to add me as a friend if you have an account as well.  I accept all friend requests!  And finally, for more information about this challenge, you can read my original post about it here.

One final thing: feel free to offer suggestions and post about your own 100 classics challenge entries on your own blogs or in the comments on my posts.  I have it set so that non-blogspot members can also comment without having to create an account.  But, since this gets me a lot of spam, I also have it set so that all comments are moderated by me before being posted, so if you don't see your post, don't worry; I'll approve it as soon as possible.

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