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The Classics Club

Jillian is starting a Classics Club.  The challenge is to read a minimum of 50 classics in a maximum of five years.  I plan to read 50.  I’m going to re-read a lot of books (which is perfectly alright with her).  She put a big list of rules and regulations but I just want to read the classics.  I will post five different posts at different times with ten book titles in them.  Once I’m done the ten books, I will post a new list.  I think it will be easier to keep track of everything that way.

Here are my first ten books.

Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)

Persuasion (Jane Austen)

Bleak House (Charles Dickens)

Jane Eyre and Wuthering Hights (The Brontës)

Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens)

Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 

The Inheritance (Louisa May Alcott)

Little Women and Little Men (Louisa May Alcott)

If you have any other classics that you think I should add to my list, just let me know.


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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables  (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

By the same author as Akin to Anne, Anne of Green Gables is also about an orphan, Anne (spelled with an ‘e’!) Shirley.  There are other books in the series, but I haven’t read any of them.  Anne is sent by accident to the Cuthbert’s home in Prince Edward Island.  They are going to send her back, but decide not to, putting Anne on a trial period.  She has several ups and downs, mistakes and mishaps with her friends.  Will this be Anne’s new home, or will she finally be sent back to the orphanage because of her many mistakes?  Read L.M.M. classic book to find out.

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Akin to Anne

Akin to Anne is a collection of 19 other short stories written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  I think she wrote them before she wrote the Anne books.  The downside of these short stories is that they all end the same (the orphans find long lost relatives or get adopted).  The good thing about them is that they are all not about children, some are old people or young people.  Also, the stories are still quite interesting.

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