Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11 Classics for 2011

Here is my reading list for 2011. Anyone want to join me in reading any of these? If you come to my house to discuss any of them afterwards, I will provide wine and finger foods! Or beer and pizza. Or water and a veggie tray. I just love company. I admit it's an ambitious list, but I think I can do it.

1) Don Quixote - Cervantes - I'm reading a translation... I'm not THAT hard-core

2) The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo

3) Something of Aquinas', I just don't know what yet, but I'm not brave enough to tackle the Summa

4) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

5) Confessions - Augustine

6) Wuthering Heights - Bronte

7) The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) - Dante

8) Robinson Crusoe - Defoe

9) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

10) The Iliad and The Odyssey - Homer

11) Collected Speeches - Martin Luther King, Jr.

I'd love to hear others' thoughts on any of these...

7 comments:

Katie and Mark said...

I haven't read any of these, but you did list pizza, and pizza is my FAVORITE! That may be motivation enough to get me reading again. ;) Looks like a great year of reading ahead.

littlecbsmom said...

I would love to join you for some of them, but the drive would be a little far although the food sounds worth it! You should consider an online group somehow...someway?

Beth said...

You are very ambitious. My list might include one or two of those. I'd love to hear your summary of each one though. You will have to do an updated post this time next year to see if you got through all of them :)

heathorock said...

if you pay for our plane tickets -- ha!
i'm not sure i can get through all of them, but that's because i'm still in the first months of life with ET. maybe time will work differently later this year and i'll have plenty of time?
i do LOVE reading, and food, and discussing...

Theology Geek said...

As far as Thomas, if you have not tackled anything of his yet, I might recommend "Summa of the Summa" by Kreeft.

http://www.amazon.com/Summa-Thomas-Aquinas/dp/089870300X

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Rachel said...

I've read Sense and Sensibility, Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, and Great Expectations. The others kind of scare me, but I'd be willing to dig in and try, especially if I could have wonderful, intelligent discussions with you about them!