It’s been three years since I joined The Classics Club, and I’m on track for meeting my goal of reading 50 books in 5 years! Here are the twelve books I’ve read in the past year.
Three Men in a Boat
A Fugue in Time
Long Day’s Journey into Night; Ah, Wilderness!; A Moon for the Misbegotten
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Makioka Sisters
Diary of A Provincial Lady
My Cousin Rachel
Man’s Search for Meaning
It’s always hard to pick favorites, but I’d say Scaramouche was the most entertaining, My Cousin Rachel the most mesmerizing, Three Men in a Boat the funniest, Something Wicked This Way Comes the weirdest, Troy Chimneys the most enigmatic, Ethan Frome the most depressing, Long Day’s Journey into Night the saddest, The Makioka Sisters the best window into another culture, and Man’s Search for Meaning the most thought-provoking and inspirational. I was not so fond of Lucky Jim, A Fugue in Time, or Diary of A Provincial Lady, but I’m still glad to have read them.
What’s next? As I mentioned in my last review, I’ve added some categories to my list and given myself some more “breathing room.” Helen’s recent review of The Spire has gotten me interested in trying William Golding again; I have Excellent Women and The Return of the Native on my Mount TBR list, among others; and I’d really like to do some more rereads from school, such as Herland (also brought back to my mind recently by Brian).
What’s on your list? Anything on mine you think I should check out in the coming year?