Challenges and Features

I've decided to set myself a challenge for 2013 - to read more children's classics! This is a challenge mainly for myself, although I would welcome people joining in with me to spur me on! The great thing about classics is that they're available for free, so if you have an e-reader then you can load it up and get going. Brilliant! Classics can be totally daunting (I don't read enough and I hate myself for it) but I think children's classics have that spark about them that make them fun and exciting to read.

The books I'll be focusing are either children's books or books focusing on younger characters. Below is the list of books I'll be aiming to read. Some of these books I read as a child and can't wait to revisit. Others I haven't read at all which is something I can't wait to change! Whenever I finish one I'll post a review on the blog and on this page. Keep checking back to see how I'm getting on!

Let me know if you have any suggestions for children's classics that I could read :)

2013 Children's Classic Challenge

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - completed!
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll - completed!
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit - completed!
Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Black Beauty by Anna Sewel
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What I'm Recommending is a feature on the blog where I highlight books I've recommended to friends or people online recently. It's a chance to recommend books to readers by telling people why I think they'd like it without them having to read a full review. Below are links to my What I'm Recommending posts. Enjoy!

What I'm Recommending (#1) - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Legend by Marie Lu, Hidden Gem by India Lee and Intangible by J. Meyers

What I'm Recommending (#2) - How to Keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro, Fire Spell by Laura Amy Schlitz, The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, Gemini Rising by Eleanor Wood,  Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

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