Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Year of the Classics and a Giveaway!

I think 2013 is going to be the “Year of the Classics”.

No…I’m not talking about classic cars, or music classics such as the Beatles or The Rolling Stones, or classics as pertains to vintage clothing.

I’m talking about books.

I think 2013 is going to be the year that I “read the Classics”!

You can get them for free online and yet I go out and buy books when I could read these? What am I thinking?

There must be a reason these books have been read by countless generations, right?

Books like…

Pride and Prejudice
Moby Dick
The Scarlett Letter
Wuthering Heights
A Tale of Two Cities
Oliver Twist
David Copperfield
Jane Eyre
Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby
Vanity Fair
Treasure Island
The War of the Worlds
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Adventures of Don Quixote
The Last of the Mohicans
Lorna Doone
Little Lord Fauntleroy
The Red Badge of Courage
Robinson Crusoe
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
The Brothers Karamazov
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Les Miserables
The Phantom of the Opera
Anna Karenina
War and Peace
Journey to the Center of the Earth

How many of those listed above have you read? Which would you recommend?

I have read these…
Great Expectations
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Secret Garden
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Black Beauty
Little Women
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

So I guess it’s going to be a busy year for me in 2013 because I do of course, have a stack of books by my reading chair that I have already bought that I have to get through also. Not to mention the ones I read for my online book club From Left to Write!

And speaking about the From Left to Write book club, we are hosting an awesome giveaway just in time for Christmas gift giving. Crown Publishing has put together an amazing book bundle. There's enough to keep some for yourself and gift to others.

Go to BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY to see the list of books you can win and enter!

What about you? What's on your reading list for 2013?



  1. I really love this list. I think I'm going to follow in your footsteps and attempt to finish this list in 2013. I am so behind but I really think it will be great because youre right, they're classics for a reason!

    1. There go you...they are classics for a reason! Thanks for visiting. I went over to your blog and checked out the Beer Thankgiving post. Sounds like a pretty cool idea!

  2. Everytime I try to read a classic, I get bogged down and never complete it. It does take some discipline.

    1. Well it's been said that I am my own dominatrix because once I make up my mind to do something I don't let myself stray from the goal. So putting it in writing and letting ya'll know that I'm going to do it puts even more pressure on me to stick with it.

  3. Great list, Alicia. I don't have anything on my reading list. I'm too preoccupied reading blogs and penpal letters. :) I have so many books that I bought and still need to read. Maybe I'll get around to it in the year 2013. I sure hope so.

    1. Well as long as you keep reading my blog I can't find fault with you JarieLyn :)

  4. I was surprised at how many I'd read - 21 of the books on the list. Right now I'm reading the newest Philipa Gregory book, The Kingmaker's Daughter. It's good!

    1. are quite the little reader aren't you? 21 is quite a bit! Maybe I will catch up to you in 2013.

  5. Sad to say, I have read only a few from your list.

    1. Well you can join me and our cousin Stella dear sister in reading a book in 2013.

  6. I started to read most of the books on your list in my teens and went on with it until my early twenties. Then, my taste in reading changed. Great books!

    1. I think it's so wonderful that reading is becoming cool again. Thanks Duta for visiting!


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