This year I\’m stopping at 10 books for this challenge which was hosted by Karen @ books & chocolate. I skipped the \’Comic Classic\’ and \’Classic Play.\’ I did read All Things Bright & Beautiful by James Herriot book aloud to my daughter which was a great laugh in places but it didn\’t qualify for this challenge as it was written in the 1970\’s.
These were my original ideas and the books below are what I ended up reading:
19th century Classic: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
Classic in Translation: On the Incarnation by Athanasius
Classic Tragic Novel: Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute
Very Long Classic: Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
Classic From a Place You\’ve Lived: Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
I\’d be hard put to try and choose a favourite but a few I\’d highly recommend are The Homemaker, Requiem for a Wren, & Ruth. Followed closely by The Makioka Sisters & In This House of Brede.
The most difficult were On the Incarnation, not because of the author\’s style, which was lucid and inviting, but the subject matter; and Daniel Deronda, because George Eliot was a very intellectual & articulate woman and you almost need an art and history degree to get all her references.
Three books that had me in tears: The Homemaker, Requiem for a Wren, and Ruth.
New authors for me: Athanasius, Junichiro Tanizaki.