Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Classics Reading Challenge 2012

The Classic Reading Challenge 2012 is a bookish challenge hosted by

Since I've always had a healthy interest in the classics, and I still want to read many of them that I haven't yet, I figured this challenge would be perfect for me this upcoming new year. I'm only going to start out challenging myself to read 3, which is the Level One category. I may end up reading more than that--who knows! 

My choices for classic literature to read that I haven't yet for this challenge will be:

1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (in time for the movie by December 2012!)
2. Persuasion by Jane Austen (always wanted to read it.)
3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (this one should be totally fascinating.)


Here are the parameters of the challenge. Click here if you're interested in signing up for yourself!

You have 5 levels to choose from:

Level One: 1-3
Level Two: 4-6
Level Three: 7-9
Level Four: 10-12
Level Five: 13-15

Of course, you can read whatever number of classics you would like to. This is just a guideline if you want to have one.

Here's the details:

1. This challenge starts January 1st 2012 and ends December 31st 2012.
2. All books read for this challenge can be counted toward all other reading challenges.
3. All books chosen for this challenge must be books you have NEVER read or NEVER finished that were written prior to 1980.
4. Choose a level or number of books you would like to read.
5. Create a sign up post for your blog including the Classics Reading Challenge picture above and the books you would like to read (you can change your mind at any time).
6. Sign up for the challenge with the link to that post (at the original blog).


  1. Yay! Another challenger. This is going to be an awesome challenge with you guys participating too. I did my last challenge all alone :( I read The Hobbit years ago but can't exactly remember what happened. Maybe I'll re-read in prep for the movie as well.

  2. @Lan: Yay! I'm excited because I love reading the classics. So, I'm right here with ya on this one.

  3. Oh, sweet! I'm trying to keep stress to a minimum and avoid most challenges/deadlines, but I can handle Level 1 for sure. I devoured classics like candy in my teens, but there are a few I'd like to read that I haven't yet...

    Persuasion is a wonderful book, actually my favorite Austen. It's a mature love story, really beautiful.

    Jekyll and Hyde is one of my possible choices...need to give it a bit of thought before I decide for sure...

  4. @BJ: Yes, this challenge seems so manageable. And, there's been a lot of classics in my old TBR pile waiting for me to read them for the past decade or so. It's an opportunity to finally get that accomplished.

    I hope you read Jekyll and Hyde, too! That'd be so fun to see your review of it.

  5. Hello! This is Jessica from Thoughts At One In The Morning. I have posted a Review Link Up for The Classics Reading Challenge 2012. Feel free to check it out and post your reviews. Thanks!


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