I hope it’s not just me: not only do I have a ridiculously long TBR list (that’s To Be Read, if you don’t usually discuss your reading life in acronyms), my personal list of bona fide classics I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet easily reaches triple-digit territory.
Readers, I know I can’t be alone in this—and that is why the very first category for the 2018 Reading Challenge—for those of you who want to get more out of your reading lives this year—is “a classic you’ve been meaning to read.
We’re starting the year with this category because for devoted readers, those books we’ve been meaning to read—for months, years, or decades—begin to hang over our heads after a while, and nothing hangs heavier than a classic. Consider this category your invitation to finally scratch a deserving book off your list and gather some momentum for the new year.
We know that many of you saw this category and knew immediately what book (or books) you wanted to read to fulfill it. We also know that some of you saw this category and immediately thought old books are boring. If you belong to the latter group, rest assured that we’ve assembled this list with you in mind. The classics compiled here are, by turns, strange, surprising, and completely unexpected, but “boring” doesn’t apply.
What would you add to the list? What are YOU reading for this category?
P.S. 9 books you should have read in high school (that are totally worth reading now), and bestsellers actually worth the hype. And if you haven’t yet gotten your free reading challenge kit, get it here.