I’ve really enjoyed reading classics over the past four years. I have read 45 books for the challenge: Roald Dahl and Judy Blume alongside Emily Brontë and Daphne du Maurier. I’ve read non-fiction alongside children’s classics. See the books I read in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
I am continuing with the challenge in 2016 – and I’d love for you to join me! Your task is to read one classic per month and blog, vlog, instagram or tweet about your experience. Don’t forget to tag your posts with #2016ClassicsChallenge (or #2016 Classics Challenge). If you’d like to blog/vlog during the challenge, you might like to answer the below questions each month – but this isn’t compulsory. (And you’re welcome to use the above banner and button!).
If you didn’t join the challenge in January, don’t worry, you can start any time!
WHEN I Discovered This Classic
WHY I Chose to Read It
WHAT Makes It A Classic
WHAT I Thought of This Classic
WILL It Stay A Classic
WHO I’d Recommend It To
It’s up to you to define ‘classic’ and choose your books. I personally categorise books under pre-1945 (older classics), post-1945 (modern classics) and children’s classics, but that’s just me! I’ve recommended 24 classics here.
Click here to sign up to the challenge. Add your name and blog (or twitter, instagram, YouTube channel) to the list and see who else is participating!
Sign up to the Newsletter
Click here to sign up to the challenge newsletter. You’ll be the first to hear about all the exciting things you can get involved with.
#ChatClassics on Twitter
I’ll be hosting #ChatClassics all year on Twitter. Join in with live chats – from tweeting classics recommendations to discussing the definition of ‘classic’ – every 3 months. Join us on each chat date, follow the hashtag, and chat classics! We’ll be talking about older classics on Monday 25th July at 8pm BST – see what time this is in your timezone here.
One Last Thought
Remember, this is a no pressure, non-judgmental and guilt-free challenge! If you’re not enjoying a classic, put it down and pick up another. Read the classics you want to read rather than the ones you feel you ought to read. It’s also fine to take a break.
Classics I’ve Read in 2016
Which classics will you be reading this year? Let me know in the comments!