Ever year for Christmas, my boyfriend gifts me a classic novel. It began back in 2008 when I read about a wonderful new edition and translation of War and Peace. I got that for Christmas and every year since then, a new classic novel have been added to my shelf. I was really good for the first 5 years making sure I read it each year – and I enjoyed them all.
But as my reading suffered – two kids, full time job, other hobbies … – so did my reading of these Christmas Classics, as we call them. As of this year, 2017, I’m hoping to get some of them read – maybe even all the four, I’m behind.
- 2008: Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace (Read July 22, 2009)
- 2009: Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov (August 12, 2010)
- 2010: Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary (October 12, 2011)
- 2011: Victor Hugo: Les Miserables (November 12, 2012)
- 2012: Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo (July 20, 2013)
- 2013: Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
- 2014: Émile Zola: Thérèse Raquin
- 2015: Alexandre Dumas: The Three Musketeers
- 2016: Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame