The Summer 2010 Classics Challenge
Classics Challengers: welcome to the LT Summer 2010 Classics Challenge! In the nostalgic spirit of a middle school summer reading list, this summer we will be working our way through six classics, giving each book two weeks rather than the usual one. Here’s the reading list for June, July, and August:
Weeks of June 7 & 14: The Aeneid by Virgil
Weeks of June 21 & 28: The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Weeks of July 5 & 12: The Golden Ass by Apuleius
Weeks of July 19 & 26: Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress by Fanny Burney
Weeks of August 2 & 9: The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Weeks of August 16 & 23: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Unlike previous Challenges, we will have two weeks with each of these beauties. Discussion questions will be posted on Thursday of the first week and the discussion post will open up on Thursday of the second week.
Otherwise, the Challenge remains unchanged: feel free to participate here at Literary Transgressions or on your own blog, just remember to let us know if you’re participating elsewhere so we can link to you. Additionally, as usual, all Challenge participants will be entered in a drawing to win a beautiful Penguin Clothbound Classic (shown above), the winner of which will be announced at the end of August.
Happy reading and I look forward to reading along with you all for the summer! This is my first time running the Challenge, so I hope you will forgive me any initial bumps or foibles. I can only hope to live up to the gold standard of KT’s previous Challenges!