I think it's time I finally got my 2014 Challenges in order! That said, this isn't definitive - if anything pops up that is appealing, I shall consider it, but with all the Zola planned and various other projects, I do want to keep challenges to a minimum.
First is Adam's TBR 2014 Challenge. This is traditional. I couldn't not join in. My choices are:
- The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
- Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli.
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
- Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo.
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
- Parade's End by Ford Maddox Ford.
- Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.
- The Wings of a Dove by Henry James.
- On Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham.
- Metamorphoses by Ovid.
- Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope.
- Is He Popejoy by Anthony Trollope.
- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
Next, The Chunkster Challenge. Details are here. I plan to read at least ten books with over 450 pages. You don't have to list your books ahead of time, but I do aim to re-read Remembrance of Things Past in 2014. Summer, most likely. And, hopefully, if there's time, a re-read of Samuel Richardson's Clarissa, which I imagine I'd want to read in autumn.
Then, my own challenge, Russian Literature 2014. I did say there was no need to list the books ahead, but I do want to read a fair bit of Dostoyevsky. I'm aiming for Level 3, 7 - 12 books.
So, there it is: my challenges laid out! I'm now off to do a little Christmas shopping (hence search an early morning post!). I can't believe it will be 2014 in two weeks today....