Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen classics I'd like to read in 2007:

1. Charterhouse of Parma. Stendhal
2. Germinal. Zola
3. Tristram Shandy. Sterne
4. A Sentimental Journey. Sterne
5. Buddenbrooks. Mann
6. The Woodlanders. Hardy
7. The Turn of the Screw. James
8. The Idiot. Dostoyevsky
9. Robinson Crusoe. Defoe
10. The Cherry Orchard. Chekhov
11. Paradise Lost. Milton
12. The Blithedale Romance. Hawthorne
13. The Metamorphoses. Ovid


  1. Anonymous10:23 AM

    I just recently bought The Woodlanders, so it is on my list, too. I want to reread The Turn of the Screw!

  2. I am borrowing your idea for my blog! These are great choices.

  3. Oh yeah! Bookishness! I'm stealing this! :)

  4. Steal away! I can't wait to see everyone's lists!

  5. What a great list. Impressive, to say the least.

    I used to make projections for reading in the coming year, but fell away from the habit after seeing how few of the books I actually wound up reading. This was mostly due to what I think of as my "Reading ADD." I read lots, I'm just very, very undisciplined at it. There's the rub...

    This practice also led to even more reasons for me to feel guilt, so eventually I fell away from the habit. Lately, though, I've been yearning to go back to the practice, and just find a way to reject the guilt! Now that I have a blog, maybe I can get together a support group to help me overcome my self-flagellation (that sounds like a really dirty word, doesn't it?!), too... ;-)

  6. Oh, Lisa, I'm only 5/21 for my 2006 Priorities List. I'm very easily sidetracked by the new and the shiny. I think most of the book bloggers are the same--we self-flag over the old list at the same time we're assembling a new. And we all love to see everyone else's list so we can see if there's anything there we want to put on ours!

  7. I think I'm going to have to use your idea too!

    I read Blithedale Romance this year and enjoyed it. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

  8. Lists, lists, lists! I love 'em! Look for my own list soon ...

  9. Wonderful list. I don't have any of the same books on my current list of classics that I'm going to read in Jan. YET! Some may find there way on, though, and then I'll be self-flagelating!


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