Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

2011 Reading Challenge

I’ll take a stab at this:

The goals to complete:
A Banned Book
A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)
A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up: a list can be found here
A Children’s/Young Adult Classic
19th Century Classic
20th Century Classic
A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes

Feel free to use books in this Challenge toward other challenges as well (I know I will be), but please try to choose 8 different books for these goals.

Anyone else game?

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Anne of Green Gables

From the ethernet:

Last month’s book club choice was Anne of Green Gables, which I’d never read before. I expected it would be too corny for me, but I actually liked it. Anne is a cheerful, innocent girl, whose appeal as a character is saved by her mischief and her status as an orphan who’s had to put up with a lot of ill treatment. So I was rooting for her.

Marilla and Matthew take her in, though they wanted a boy and by accident get a girl. They have the a rural stoicism that often conflicts with Anne’s dreaminess, but comedy is the result.

Anne really did grow on me and I’d read more. It was a good choice after reading about poor Tess in September and October.

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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Children's Lit, classic