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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Happy December #thatsclassic readers!

We are kicking off Middlemarch, who is reading along this month?

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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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A reminder to my #thatsclassic friends:

In December we will be reading Middlemarch

I will email soon to get the poll going for January, February and March.

In the meantime send me any other book recommendations you would like added to the list! As we get through more month over month we will need to replenish the list!

StaceGhost super excited for this! It's a re-read for me but I haven't read it in over a decade so the first time doesn't count 4d
Annie1215 @StaceGhost I‘m excited too! This is a first time read for me! 4d
Jess This has been on my TBR for so long. Looking forward to starting! 4d
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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We are getting ready to say farewell to November‘s pick. #thatsclassic

I felt the tone and style was very similar to Orwell‘s other work I‘ve read. Of course you except an author will often use the same voice from work to work.

Can you think of another author who has a distinctive writing style? My thought would be Sally Rooney has a distinctive way of writing characters.

Vansa PG Wodehouse! You need to just read one sentence and it's instantly recognisable.Also Pratchett and Enid Blyton.I actually think Animal Farm is quite different in style from,say,The road to Wigan Pier or Down and out in Paris and London.Roth and Hemingway too,have very distinct styles,as does Vonnegut. 3d
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Annie1215
Animal Farm | George Orwell
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Sorry I‘ve been so MIA #thatsclassic friends

I‘ve been working on a few huge work projects and have been traveling a lot.

I‘m planning to move in January so I‘ve been spending a lot of my free time looking for a good apartment. Wish me luck!

I feel like this book being so brief and simple is such a perfect metaphor for the predictable nature of power dynamics.

Can you think of any other books that pack a strong punch in a short page count?

ravenlee I just read this one, and it‘s short, sweet, and just beautiful. 2w
reading_rainbow Good luck and safe travels! 🧳 2w
Ruthiella This book is short but absolutely perfect 2w
eeclayton I think Jekyll and Hyde was also short and powerful. Good luck for the apartment hunt! 2w
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ravenlee
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Pickpick

Well, that was depressing and very timely. I got through high school without reading this and probably should have done at some point. Better late than never, though. Thanks @Annie1215 for this #thatsclassic pick.

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Emilymdxn
Untitled | Unknown
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Hello friends!

Looking back on 2021 I‘ve had a hard time motivating myself to read this year. Partly pandemic related, partly being busy, partly just some meh feelings overall. But I‘ve found I‘ve felt most motivated and got the most reading done when I‘m taking part in challenges so I‘d love to do more next year! I‘m already hyped for #booked2021 and I‘d love to learn about any other year long challenges that are running!

DGRachel @BarbaraBB and @Librarybelle are hosting #readingafrica2022. I‘m almost done with #readingasia2021 and it has been so great that I‘m totally doing Africa next year. 4w
Soubhiville I‘ll be joining on reading Africa and always #AuthorAMonth. 4w
sebrittainclark #LitsyAtoZ and #BookspinBingo are my favorite litsy challenges 4w
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ChaoticMissAdventures This year I did #BookspinBingo and found it to be lots of fun! 4w
mdm139 #foodandlit is a favorite of mine 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft and I just launched our #Booked2022 prompts the other day 4w
DrexEdit #BookSpin and the related spins are what got me out of a pandemic reading slump. 4w
Kenyazero I'm planning on making another year-long LGBTQ+ book bingo, and I've also been having SO much fun doing reading challenges on Storygraph. 4w
Catsandbooks @Butterfinger @Texreader and I are doing another year of #FoodandLit The countries for 2022 will be posted soon! 4w
Singout Love @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ‘s annual nonfiction Bingo challenge, and trying #NewYearWhoDis this year. 4w
Butterfinger These are my challenges - #MGBuddyRead (middle grade books), #YABuddyRead (young adults) both with @megnews , #OverbookedClub with Megan and @sblbooks #ReadingAfrica2022 , #AuthorAMonth, #FoodandLit of course 😘 PopSugar, ReadHarder #Booked2022, #ChildrensClassicChallenge with @TheBookHippie #BBRC with @LibrarianRyan #EpicNewberyChallenge I know it is a lot, but my favorite thing about challenges is when you research and the book fits multiple prompts. Best feeling. 4w
bthegood I have joined in on a couple of the book clubs - which motivates me to finish by a “due“ date - Classic Books is #ThatsClassic hosted by @Annie1215 Agatha Christie book club is #AgathaChristieClubR2 hosted by @ferskner and Stephen King book club #LosersClub hosted by @mynameisacolour - there are more book clubs (these are just the ones I've participated in) - 😊 4w
sblbooks #Overbookedclub is a monthly buddy read. We mostly read historical fiction with some others mixed in. You're more than welcome to join us any time. They're going to have #NewYearwhoDis again. Where you swap reading list with a partner. Run by @monalyisha 4w
TheBookHippie I do #childrensclassicread then add the year so watch for #childrensclassicread2022 and I also do #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD ♥️ 4w
Liz_M @Butterfinger What is BBRC? There are too many posts to scroll back to find the original 😊 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will post a new #nonfiction2022 reading bingo card very soon. And I read with #SheSaid every month, which are all books written by women and mostly nonfiction, with a few fiction thrown in once in awhile. I also read with #StarWarsBuddyRead which is reading the new cannon Star Wars books, and with #PratchettPosse which is reading Terry Pratchett‘s books in publication order, and #ShakespeareReadAlong which is working it‘s way through the plays 4w
Butterfinger @Liz_M Babies and Beyond Reading Challenge. You read picture books (titles start A to Z), leveled readers, middle grade prompts, young adult prompts, adult prompts, and prompts for a mixture of all ages. It runs from July to June. @LibrarianRyan is the organizer. 4w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'll be doing #booked2022 #foodandlit some #authoramonth #sundaybuddyread #thatsclassic and I'm looking forward to two others that aren't rooted in Litsy but have some participants here, The 52 Book Club & Pop Sugar Reading Challenge, whose prompts haven't been announced yet. 3w
Singout #nonfiction2022 that @Riveted_Reader_Melissa organizes is excellent! 3w
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Bookworm54
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Like 1984, this one is still super relevant.
I think it emphasises the greed and power hungry nature of those in power (in particular dictators) and how they can take advantage of followers through gaslighting and clever speeches. Lots to think about with this one.

#ThatsClassic

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Annie1215
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I love when my #thatsclassic book is also my #bookspin book! Woo hoo!

This was another really quick read. Orwell is brief and simple but really effective. It‘s alarming how relevant this all is.

Has anyone else gotten started yet?

TheAromaofBooks I haven't been on Litsy as much this fall - so I may have gotten tagged and missed it - or just missed it haha - but did #thatsclassic reads get picked for both November and December? 1mo
Bookworm54 Just finished. It was quick! I think I preferred it to 1984 but it was just as impactful :) 1mo
Annie1215 @TheAromaofBooks yes! We went ahead and picked for the rest of the year and I think we‘ll pick quarterly going forward so we can pick 3 months in advance so people can plan. December will be Middlemarch 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you!!! 1mo
ravenlee Started this morning! 2w
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