The 1 Year Book Club/Challenge! Wanna Join? :-)

Hello everyone and welcome to the 1 year book club/challenge. I am your host Lisa Reynolds from Culture Vulture Express. The challenge if you choose to join is to read the following classic books in a year. I am taking on this challenge myself and am hoping you will join in the fun. If none of us complete it, it doesn’t matter. Maybe we’ll get a bit more intellectual literary-wise on the way. Obviously life gets in the way and there is other equally fabulous non-classic books to read and review too. So no pressure but it might be fun to dive into these titles too. I decided to set up this book club because even though I have read a lot of books, the number of classics I have read is not as many as I’d like it to be and I find that sad because there’s a lot of great books out there that I haven’t explored and I’d like to. So if you feel the same or have other reasons for wanting to grow your classic books reading I hope you will join me in this marathon/mid-year resolution and read and review as many of these books from the 9th of this year to the 9th of next year so that gives you a day to download all these books which are free on the internet. Drop me a comment in the comments section to let me know if you’re joining the book club and do send me a link when you post reviews of any of these books as I would love to read and reblog each review. Thanks and happy reading! šŸ™‚

Without further ado, the twenty classic books are as follows (Feel free to read them in any order you wish :-)):

1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

2. Lady Susan by Jane Austen

3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

5. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

7. The Wound Dresser by Walt Whitman

8. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

9. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

10. Animal Farm by George Orwell

11. The Stranger by Albert Camus

12. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

13. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

14. Dubliners by James Joyce

15. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

16. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

17. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

18. Sula by Toni Morrison

19. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

20. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Hope you enjoy the reading year! šŸ™‚

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