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A Classics Challenge 2012: December Prompt & Wrap-Up

classicschallenge completed

Yay to myself for completing this challenge! 😀

So far this year, I have written 8 posts for A Classics Challenge 2012 prompts (including this post). I’m glad that I participated in this challenge because I got the chance to explore classic literature deeper. Thanks to Katherine at November’s Autumn who hosted A Classics Challenge 2012. Here are my posts for this challenge:

January prompt – Author Charles Dickens (written in Bahasa Indonesia)

February prompt – Character Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (written in Bahasa Indonesia)

April prompt – Book Cover of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

June prompt – Visual Tour on Northanger Abbey

July prompt – Lasting Impression on Nineteen-Eighty Four

August prompt – Quote from The Catcher in the Rye

September prompt – Music that reflects Les Miserables

December prompt – Wrap-Up

My favorite post of all those above is Visual Tour on Northanger Abbey. As for the books, I definitely have read more than seven Classics this year (thanks to The Classics Club Project as well!). Below is the list from the beginning of the year until today, with review links:

  1. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  2. Bleak House (simplified), by Charles Dickens
  3. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo
  4. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
  5. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
  6. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder
  8. Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter (I only wrote a review on Goodreads here)
  9. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  10. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (review part I and review part II)
  11. The Happy Prince and Other Stories, by Oscar Wilde
  12. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  13. Little Lord Fauntleroy, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
  15. Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
  16. Anna Karenina (simplified), by Leo Tolstoy
  17. Nineteen-Eighty Four, by George Orwell
  18. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), by Rabindranath Tagore
  19. Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka (review not yet written)
  20. Gulliver’s Travels: A Voyage to Lilliput and A Voyage to Brobdingnag, by Jonathan Swift
  21. Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare
  22. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith (review not yet written)

Classics reading stats of 2012 until Dec 5:

22 books read

14 of which were written by authors who are new for me

16 books are translations in Bahasa Indonesia

6 books are in English

As for this month, I’m still going to read at least two classics: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens.

I hope you enjoyed reading classics this year as well!


4 thoughts on “A Classics Challenge 2012: December Prompt & Wrap-Up”

  1. Wow–that’s an impressive list of classics read this year! Good for you–you have some of my favorites in there (Wind in the Willows is near and dear to my heart), and some I am eager to read (Jekyll and Hyde are on next year’s list).

    I enjoyed your Northanger Abbey tour–that was one prompt I didn’t do, but enjoyed others’ effort immensely. Good job!


  2. Congrats for completing it! *high five*
    From all that we have completed together, I think music is the most interesting (and challenging), don’t you think? 😉


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