Pick my December classic!

2015 Classics Challenge

I can’t believe we’re coming to the end of the 2015 Classics Challenge! (But don’t worry, the challenge will return in 2016!). I’m reading Charles Dickens’ Great Expectation this month, but, as promised, you get to pick my December classic! In January, you picked Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen for me to read. Now choose from the classics below!


For pre-1945 classics, I picked Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. I’ve never read anything by her before, so it seems a good time to start. And I’m curious about Three Men in a Boat – it’s meant to be very funny! I also picked two post-1945 classics. I chose John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cuckoos and newly bought We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – both spooky in their own ways! And lastly, I included two children’s classics. I’m very much looking forward to reading both Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians, beautifully illustrated by Alex T. Smith, and Susan Cooper’s fantasy adventure, The Dark is Rising. But which one I pick up in December is up to you!

The Results 
You picked The One Hundred and One Dalmatians for me to read this month!

Behold the Pretty Books! / September Book Haul 

14 thoughts on “Pick my December classic!

  1. If you pick We Have Always Lived in the Castle we could do a read along as that’s my choice for December!

  2. Virginia Woolf or Shirley Jackson. Either one.

  3. Has to be The Dark is Rising for December! Even better, there’s a suggested reading schedule over Christmas to fit with the timeline of the book: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/46655-the-dark-is-rising-christmas-re-read-1/

  4. I’ve been wanting to read “We Have Always Lived In the Castle” too! It’s been staring at me all month. Like Sophie said, we could all read it!

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  6. I was torn between Shirley Jackson and John Wyndham, but vote for The Midwich Cuckoos and i thought We Have Always lived in the castle would have more votes. I wasn’t wrong ;)
    Both are awesome books. I hope you enjoy them whenever you do read them :)

  7. (I thought I had commented before on this, but maybe I’m wrong?) I have to confess that I’ve never actually read any classics… However I would really like to! This looks very fun; where did you find the challenge?
    -Amy

  8. […] I Chose to Read It You picked my December classic for me and The Hundred and One Dalmatians won (27.32% of the vote). It was included in the poll […]

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