Announcements: Blogoween+The Classics Club TBR

I AM BACK FROM MY HIATUS!

(and I come bearing news)

It’s good to be back on the blog, but the hiatus was a much needed break because of how stressful things are right now in my life–my mom recently fractured her ankle so I have to do the groceries and take my sister to her classes and pick her up from classes too, none of which would not have been so difficult if only I didn’t have 8-5 classes myself.

(in fact I am trying really hard not to fall asleep on my laptop as I write this post)

(and so this is gonna be a very quick and short post…minus the tbr list below)

I’ll admit that a small part of me still wants to extend the hiatus, but I really didn’t want to miss Blogoween–the book blogger’s version of Halloween  which is being hosted by some lovely people I met through #NewBloggers (you’ll get to know them all as I start posting on the prompt dates).

A little culture shock: we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Bangladesh, not nationwide. It’s not really part of our culture, but most of us love the idea of it so much that some of us celebrate Halloween in our own ways–there are several hotels that host Halloween parties and escape room events, but that’s really just it.

So of course I didn’t want to miss out on my chance to celebrate Halloween on the blogosphere too–and you can definitely see that from the new look of my blog.

In other news: I have joined yet another book club called The Classics Club! As someone who grew up reading classics, I knew I had to join this club as soon as I heard of it. The goal of the club is to read classics (duh) and share reviews of classics with other classics lovers…but there’s more: all members are challenged to finish reading 50 classics in 5 years.

Yes, yes I know I have unrealistic reading goals but a girl can dream right? Here are the list of classics that I plan on reading in 5 years:

  1. Brave New World
  2. Secret Garden
  3. Northanger Abbey
  4. God of Small Things
  5. Gorbhodharini
  6. Children Of The New Forest (reread)
  7. The Picture Of Dorian Grey
  8. Ekattorer Din Guli (reread)
  9. Little Women (reread)
  10. White Fang (reread)
  11. Purbo Poshchim
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale
  13. Anna Karenina (reread)
  14. The Little Prince
  15. The Pearl Maiden (reread)
  16. The Railway Children (reread)
  17. Pother Panchali
  18. Padma Nadir Majhi
  19. Chokher Bali
  20. Sultana’s Dream
  21. Feluda
  22. Hajar Churashir Maa
  23. Saatkahon
  24. 1984
  25. Animal Farm (reread)
  26. The Great Gatsby (reread)
  27. The Catcher In The Rye
  28. Charlotte’s Web
  29. Watership Down
  30. Gone With The Wind (reread)
  31. Dracula (reread)
  32. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
  33. Midnight’s Children
  34. Lord of the Flies
  35. Moby Dick (reread)
  36. Mrs. Dalloway
  37. Things Fall Apart
  38. Invisible Man
  39. The Stranger
  40. The Count of Monte Cristo (reread)
  41. A Bend In The River
  42. His Dark Materials
  43. The Sun Also Rises
  44. To The Lighthouse
  45. The Trial
  46. A Wrinkle In Time
  47. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
  48. The Kagero Diary
  49. The Book Of The City Of Ladies
  50. The Bell Jar

And really that’s it for tonight–I am really way too tired to add anything more. I can’t wait to share my first Blogoween post tomorrow, and if you are participating, do let me know!

 

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10 comments

  1. Great list – welcome to the Club! I’m intrigued by the Indian/Bangladeshi titles on your list since I haven’t heard of them before – lists are generally full of the usual British and American authors. Look forward to your reviews!

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