But I got to thinking that maybe some of these classics would be worth reading.
That's when I discovered The Classics Club, a group of people reading and blogging about classic books. When I joined last year, there were about 300 readers involved. I'm sure there is more now.
Here are the basics:
- Choose 50+ classics
- List them at your blog
- Choose a reading completion goal date up to five years in the future and note that date on your classics list of 50+ titles
- E-mail the moderators (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your list link and information and it will be posted on the Members Page
- Write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list
My personal definition of a "children's classic" was a bit loose. I pulled a lot of my titles from School Library Journals' list of the Top 100 Children's Novels. Therefore it includes a few modern titles like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Because of Winn-Dixie. It also includes some poetry and nonfiction.
I love that The Classics Club allows you to define "classics" on your own, and that the list can be edited as you want. Check it out, join us, it's fun!
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.