Last year I made a list with about 10 classics that I wanted to read that year. I did not read a single one. So I just took the list, scratched out the year 2008 and wrote 2009. I still have not read a single one of those books. It is not that I am not reading any classic books, it is just that I am not good at sticking to lists especially when there are just so many books that sound so interesting to me out there.
So, here is the list of books that I did read for the classics challenge this year:
-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
-A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
-Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
-Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
-Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
The publication dates on these books range from 1872, Under the Greenwood Tree, to 1943, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The settings are as diverse as England in the Middle Ages to Victorian England and America around the turn of the 20th century. A pretty good mix of interesting books.
I really enjoyed almost all the books I read. The only one that I really did not care for was Black Beauty. My favorite was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Thanks to Trish for hosting The Classics Challenge.