Thursday, March 29, 2012

Classic Book #2

My goal for 2012 is to read not only 50 books (which was the goal I achieved for 2011) but to also have 10 of those books be classics.  I've never been a big reader of classics so I find myself totally out of the loop when people start talking Jane Austen or Grapes of Wrath.  Of Mice and Men and Lolita are 2 of my top 5 favorite books of all time but it's not enough.  I kick started this goal by reading Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell in January.  In case you didn't know, I've become a bit obsessed with all things GWTW now.  It was fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.  Don't be scared by the giant page count! It's totally worth it.

Since I finished Gone with the Wind, I've been a big hesitant to start another classic.  I wasn't sure what to choose, nothing seemed interesting, I didn't want another 1000 page book, and compared to Scarlett, everything seemed so dense.  I decided to just go with the first book that came to mind that I've had a weird desire to read and never have.  I distinctly remember picking this up in ELEMENTARY school (maybe 5th grade?) for some reason and making it through about 3 pages before putting it back on the library shelf.  side note- way to push your reading boundaries, young Madeline...  I haven't picked it up since..until now



My classic book #2!  I officially started it last night and I'm already a little hooked.  To be honest, I read the first 2 pages yesterday morning and thought "ugh, this is hard and boring already" but was convinced by my co-worker, Melissa, to give it a couple pages.  She promised me that I would be sucked in and love it.  I trust her so I gave it a shot! I'm only about 20 pages in but I wish I was reading it right now....

Anyone else have any reading goals for the year?  Anyone ADORE Wuthering Heights? Anyone HATE it?

2 comments:

Pharon Square said...

I'm totally going to add GWTW to my reading list this summer now!!

I'll join you in reading the classics. Everyone assumes I've read them because I was and English major, but I also skipped class a lot. So, you know...time to play some catch up.

Madeline Solien said...

Yippee! Let me know what classics you're going to read cause I can never decide....I wish you were reading Wuthering Heights right now...oh, and you'll love GWTW...