Basically she saw the On My Shelf page that I painstakingly put together earlier this week and was surprised (although I'm going to guess that it was actually closer to "appalled") by the number of classics that I haven't read yet. I'd noticed it to and decided that it was high time I did something about it.
So I'm challenging myself to read more classics, specifically two a month. I'm calling this the:
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My goal is to read two classic books each month from June 1st to December 31st, 2011. That adds up to twelve classics between now and the end of the year. I'm not sure which ones I'll be reading yet but they will all be from my "On My Shelf" list.
So, thank you, Nonners, for inspiring this new challenge. Whenever I post a review of one of these books feel free to obsess in the comments. :)
Now for the fun part: I'm inviting any interested book bloggers to join in on this challenge. The books you choose don't have to be classics, but they do have to be books that you own that you should have read by now. Any of those tomes that are collecting dust on your shelf are free game. Each month I'll be reporting my progress in a post and participants can feel free to link to any and all reviews they've written for this challenge.
There are three levels that you can take on for this challenge:
Casual Reader: At least 1 book a month
Avid Reader: At least 2 books a month
Voracious Reader: At least 3 books a month
You can sign up to participate at any time during the challenge. When you add your blog to the list below, include your blog's name and the level that you're choosing for the challenge. Reading for the challenge begins June 1st but the links tool is now open for anyone wanting to sign up early.