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I'm coming up on my 100th blog post (yipee!) and it really got me to thinking about what I want to accomplish with this here blog thingy. After much thought and massive consumption of salty snacks, I've decided that in order to help me accomplish one of my reading goals, I'm going to start a new feature called Lit 101 - wherein I'll spotlight and review at least one book considered to be 'classic literature' each month. These books will be the ones everyone should probably read at least once in their lifetime and namely the ones that I've personally never gotten around to reading and wish I had.

I'd love for others to join me in my classics adventure - feel free to pick up the ones I've got planned or choose another great work you've never read but have always wanted to settle into. Here's the books I've got scheduled for the next couple of months:

November ~ Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
December ~ The Awakening by Kate Chopin
January ~ Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

I'm competely, totally open to suggestions!!

And just to get the 'ole juices flowing, here's a couple of lists naming some of the greatest books ever written: BBC Big Read, Newsweek's Top 100 Books, College Bound 101 Books

4 comments:

Amber said...

Oh, that sounds fun. I'm totally going to read them with you. I better get started now so I'll have Woman in White done by the time you finish it, which will be 30 minutes after you start it. Good idea Michelle!

Michelle said...

Amber - super! I've got a copy you can borrow if you want. Although, this one is sorta long so I think it might take a while for me to get through it... but fun and creepy reading for Halloween!

kristin said...

YIPEEEE! I seriously love the Woman in White, if you hadn't noticed. So. Ex. ci. ted.

Michelle said...

Kristin - I think I knew that but had totally forgot. I'd love to hear your thoughts on why you love it so much! Please share :)