Monday, November 14, 2016

The Classic Book-a-Month Club 2017 #CBAM2017

The end-of-year-excitement for book blogger started when bloggers begin to post their reading challenges or reading groups of the next year. Funny it is that you were super-excited when planning the reading, but felt under-pressured while executing the plan. Well, at least, for me.

For 2017, actually I have planned to “read with the flow”, opening unlimited reading choices according to my mood. But…. this one is too tempting to be ignored:

The Classic Book-a-Month Club 2017 (#CBAM2017) hosted by Adam

I will only join in about 4 or 5 months of it:

I have read Oedipus the King about 5 years ago; and loved it. Maybe now is the perfect time to revisit it in English version (I read Indonesian translation back then).

This is one of my most favorite books. Would love to rereading it once again (my last reading was in 2014).

Paradise Lost by John Milton
I might or might not pick this. I’m just curious. And I have been itching to read plays and poems again, so…. just maybe…

This would be my first Cather. But the theme is interesting, and it’s always exciting to read from an author for the first time.

 Just because the book has been in my TBR for too long; time to tackle it!

Other than that, I have been longing to reread The Great Gatsby and The Iliad! And maybe one or two Shakespeare.

What about you, what classics are you excited to read or reread next year?


  1. I love House of Mirth. I've read it twice and it was just as wonderful the second time around. This is so tempting because I also have so many books I would love to reread but I'm just overwhelmed by the books I haven't read yet! I'm also hoping to read Dostoevsky next year and so I hope you do too.

    1. Yeah, me too, always torn between rereading my favorites and devouring books I haven't read yet. Let's just be grateful that we still have so many choices :)

      I will definitely read Brothers Karamazov next year. Hope we can read along! My first Dostoyevsky is Notes from Underground (unsuccessful cause I don't understand most of it), then I read Crime & Punishment. Not my favorite, but it is a good reading. So, I have much hope on Brothers Karamazov.

  2. I also love The House of Mirth! I'm probably joining Adam for that one and Little Women (January). :)

    1. Ah, so I guess March will be a lot of fun! ;)
      Hope we all can make it, because I have just remembered that I still have some books to read before March for Classic Club. Oh dear!

  3. Adam's challenge sounds exciting, but I'm not committing to any fiction (save two) next year. I find I'm more interested in reading travelogues, memoirs and Asian history. In fact, I've got myself a few books already in preparation for a nice long non-fiction feast!

    However, I am read Paradise Lost right through 2017 (a book a month). I am also re-reading The Lord of the Rings. I'm really excited about those!

    I'll be keeping up with your opinion on your mentioned lot! Looking forward to reading your reviews. :D

    1. Hmm... now you make me wanting to read Paradise Lost too. But, let's see :)

      About Asian history, have you read or planned to read Max Havelaar? My copy is on the way, and I might want to read it next year.

    2. No, Fanda, I haven't. In fact, this is the first I am hearing of Max Havelaar. Not sure I'd want to pick up the novel, but I'd be interested in the historical setting of the novel. It sounds quite similar to our history.

  4. Lovely! I'll be joining you for the reread of House of Mirth & for me - a first time read if Cather's book.

    I'm planning on hosting a reread of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy next year - will post something at the end of #AusReadingMonth
    But here are my first thoughts about it -

    1. Yay.... the more the merrier! (for rereading House of Mirth). And it would be fun to read Cather with you, Brona.

      As for your readalong, I have just read The Hobbit last month :))
      For Lord of the Ring, I am still not inclined to read it. Maybe in the future, but not now.

  5. I am planning on joining in on this one too. I was thinking doing the entire thing, but we will see. I have so many books on my TBR list, and I like mixing things up as much as possible. I have taken a real like for nonfiction lately.

    1. Great! Hopefully we can read along some of the books.


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