I’ve been reading for almost 2 decades now and yet I haven’t read much of Classic novels. That’s about to change in 2019. Lately, I find myself wondering about this genre.
What makes a Classic classic? Is it just their age? But there are so many books published long time ago that no one talks about anymore. What made these popular classic books that people still talk about them today? As an aspiring author I want to know. I WANT TO LEARN. So I decided to do this challenge. In fact, my only reading goal for 2019 is “Read to Learn”. Everything I’ll read I’ll learn from.
- Pick 2 (or 3) Classic books in similar genre or concept.
- Judge them in regards to their:
- World Building
- Moral/Principles/Underlying Themes
- Tally the ratings and/or get the average.
I know, I know, it’s pretty complicated and seems like a lot of work. But this challenge will push me to carefully, VERY carefully, study each book. I’ll be very critical in scrutinising every classic book I read by still being fair. I know I’ll learn more. Also that’s why this is just a Personal Reading Challenge. Hehe. But if you want to join me, you can do so and tell me so we can chat and motivate each other. Regarding the prizes and rewards, because most reading challenges have some, I’ll only think about prizes if 3 or more have joined me. 🙂
Note: You might find my groupings ridiculous but I’ll explain my reasoning on my future reviews and updates.
1.) Frankenstein (1818) / Dracula (1897) / The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
2.) Heidi (1880) / Charlotte’s Web (1952) / Anne of Green Gables (1908)
3.) 1984 (1949) / Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
4.) Lord of the Flies (1954) / Oliver Twist (1838)
5.) Lorna Doone (1869) / Jamaica Inn (1936) / Rebecca (1938)
6.) The Illustrated Man (1951) / Don Quixote (1605)
7.) Alice in Wonderland (1865) / The Secret Garden (1911)
Whoah, I didn’t realize it’s already 17 books and I still have plenty in my mind. There’s no Austen yet in the list too. 🙂 But for now, I’ll leave it to this. Kindly watch out for my critical reviews. LOL.
Happy Reading Guys.