5 minutes for books has revamped their Classic Bookclub just in time for the new year. Now you get to pick the books you want to read and how many you want to read. They'll be meeting up quarterly on the 5th Tuesday of the month for you to post your reviews and discuss the books. For the past few days I've been perusing our shelves and thinking about which classics I wanted to read. I am adding a mini challenge over at 52 books in 52 weeks for reading one classic a month. Some bloggers are more interesting in reading classics, but don't have the time to read the classics and regular books in order to make the 52 books goal for the year. Hence the challenge within the challenge. My goal for 2010 is to read 12 classics from our shelves and I had already picked a few for some of the other challenges I'm involved in.
The books I will be reading are:
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Metaphysics (John Henry MacMahon translation) by Aristotle
- Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
- Nicomachean Ethics (James E.C. Welldon translation) by Aristotle
- Phaedo by Plato
- Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Poetics (Samuel Henry Butcher translation) by Aristotle
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- The Stargazer: A novel of the life of Galileo by Zsolt De Haranyi
Are you ready to dip in your toe or dive in head first and aim for 12 classics in 12 months? What classics are you interesting in reading?