The Summer 2010 Classics Challenge

June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 4 comments

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!



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iris  |  June 1, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I’m so excited about these. It looks like a great selection and I haven’t read any of them yet.

    • 2. Corey  |  June 1, 2010 at 6:17 am

      I’m so glad to hear it! See you next week for the Aeneid discussion questions! :D

  • 3. KT  |  June 1, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Yay for Ann Radcliffe! I’ll probably give The Aeneid a miss, but I cannot wait for the others :D

    • 4. Corey  |  June 1, 2010 at 11:50 am

      Frankly, I don’t blame you on the Aeneid front. It turns out I still don’t like Rome! ;)


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