My Reading Challenge

book1       This year I’m going to challenge myself to read 7 books I have never read/finished before. I will give you weekly updates on my progress.

Here’s how this will work-

I chose seven books (They will be listed below), I will set a certain amount of time to finish each one. I have to read all of them before June 25 2017. I will read them in the order they are listed.

The books I chose-

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  Limit= 4 weeks
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne  Limit= 4 weeks
  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly  Limit= 4 weeks
  4. The Phantom of The Opera by Gaston Leroux  Limit= 4 weeks
  5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens  Limit= 4 weeks
  6. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens  Limit= 3 months
  7. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  Limit= 4 weeks

Let it begin! Wish me luck. 🙂

Alex C.


Published by AlexCharming

Alex is the oldest daughter of 8, soon to be 9, kids. They are all homeschooled. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and working outside. Alex is currently working on her first book.

18 thoughts on “My Reading Challenge

  1. Oh, best of luck on Les Mis….I um started in December and…*whispers guiltily*…am still not done… The sad thing is I really like it, Victor Hugo just likes to take randomn 100+ page long sidetrips into randomn-ish things…like Waterloo. Yay Waterloo. But I love the musical/movie. I want to see it on Broadway sooo badly!!! You??
    Best of reading luck!

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    1. I love both the book and musical. I saw the movie musical first and later saw the show live four times including once in London. It took me less than one summer to finish. For me, it helped knowing the musical so well and I was able to mark up crucial characters and write in songs to help visualizing.

      I wish you luck on attempting the book. It is going to be so worth it in the end. I even cannot explain how much the book or the musical means to me. It is such a tragic, but hopeful, passionate, and inspirational tale. The characters are memorable. When you attach all of that to brilliant music, it truly makes the story come to life and is why the musical is the sensation that it is.

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  2. great list … diving into the classics … but don’t limit your time with each one … sometimes when I read, I have to stop and think about it or reread a passage because it’s so amazing … not to mention that i’m a slow reader on purpose …

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