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Here are some of the classic books i have on my TBR pile although some might not be read unitl we move as they are in storage.

 

April

Northanger Abbey- Jane Austen - 1818 - 10

The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe

 

TBR

Turn of the screw - Henry James

Emma - Jane Austen

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Sense and sensibility -Jane Austen

Woman in white - Wilkie Collins

Moonstone - Wilkie Collins

Bleak House - Chales Dickins

A tale of 2 cities - Charles Dickens

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Vanity Fair - WM Thackeray

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Kim - Rudyard Kipling

The great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly

The strange case of Jekyll and Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

In a glass Darkly - Sheridan Le Fanu

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

 

Audio Books

Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde

The wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Irving Washington

A tale of two Cities - Charles Dickens

Villette - Charlotte Bronte

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Ooh, we've got a couple of matching titles in our lists - I'll look forward to talking about them with you! Glad you've joined the challenge. :D

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There are quite a few on your list that I've read so I'll be interested to see how you enjoy them.

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I nearly finished Northanger Abbey in a couple of sittings yesterday and i am really enjoying it too, i think it helps as they were on TV recently but i like to see the differences between the TV and the books.

 

I would have finished it but i had an arguement with OH and too mad to think!!

:blush::D

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Glad you enjoyed NA. Isn't it surprising how many classics aren't actually all that chunky? I always used to think of massive, hefty tomes when I thought of classic literature, but I'm reading Pride & Prejudice and it's less than 300 pages long, so nice and light to slip into my handbag.:blush: I'm also getting looks from people that look like they're saying, "smartypants!" at me with their eyes when they see I'm reading a classic, which I find rather funny! :D

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I tend to leave them lying around so i look more intelligent!! Then they catch me talking to the cat or something or like friday running into picnic tables and the illusion is shattered

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I am reading Mysteries of Udolpho and really enjoying but it gave me night terrors last night! Which is funny as i am used to reading really gory and scarey horror books too..........

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I am struggling with Udolpho butr not because i am not enjoying rather like swimming through custard, hardwork but enjoyable.

 

I think it is because it is what i think of as a winter book, redaing it curled up with a nice glass of red wine, fire roaring and which ever pet i can bribe to snuggle with me

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I struggled with The Castle of Otranto and it's only 80 pages long. Not sure what the problem was - the writing wasn't easy but it didn't help that I kept nodding off every time I picked it up. I'm hoping that The Monk will hold my attention more when I come to read it.

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