Hello! Today I’m going to share with you all the classic books I hope to read during the month of August for the #ClassicsAThon, hosted by Lucy Powrie, AKA, Lucy The Reader! This is a super chill readathon, and it started August 1st, and goes throughout the entire month of August, ending on the 31st. I’m jumping in a few days late, but that’s okay, I’m going with it! The goal of the readathon is simply to read as much, or as little, classic literature as you want.
I’m sure I won’t get to all the books on my TBR, especially since I have other, non-classic books that I hope to read this month as well, but it would be really nice if I was able to read as many of them as I can. I also think the #ClassicsAThon will really compliment my own #2018ClassicsChallenge, and help cross off a few more books!
So, without further ado, here’s all the classic books I want to read this month:
The Count of Monte Cristo
I’ve been reading The Count of Monte Cristo off and on all summer. One of my summer goals was to read a large classic, and with over 1,000 pages, this book has been doing its job! That being said, I’m only on chapter 20, so I still have quite a while to go. While I don’t know if I’ll be able to actually finish the entire book this month, I’d really like to get a good chunk of it read!
I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about this book. I found out about The Trees from my grandma, and it’s supposed to be really good. It takes place in Ohio at the end of the 18th century, and from what I’ve gathered, it’s a bit of an Ohioan classic. Since I live in Ohio, I thought I’d give it a read!
Elsie’s Holiday at Roselands
This series is considered a Christian classic, but it’s also a bit controversial. It was written back when slavery was still acceptable, and so, there are some derogatory comments and abusive actions in this book. That being said, the series was rewritten and revised in the early 2000’s and that series was one of my favorites when I was growing up. Now that I’m older, I’m curious about the original series though, and I’ve started reading it. Elsie’s Holiday at Roselands is book 2 in the series!
Anne of Ingleside
Many of you know my love for Anne! So, it’s no surprise that I would want to add a book from this series on my TBR. I’ve been hesitant to read the rest of the Anne series for the simple fact that I love these books so much I don’t wan them to end. That being said, I still really want to finish the series. So, I’ve decided it’s time to continue on!
I can’t even tell you how many wonderful things I’ve heard about Rebecca! This book sounds so intriguing, and it is one that has been on my TBR for so long now. I am so excited to read this book!
And there you have it! That’s my TBR for the #ClassicsAThon! Like I said, I probably won’t get these all read, but I’m hoping to get a good amount of reading done this month, so we shall see.
Let me know if you’re participating in this readathon, and if you are, what’s on your TBR? Even if you’re not participating this time around, share with me your favorite classic book in the comments!
Thanks for reading!
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