I didn't think I'd be able to finish this one, but only because I set totally unachievable goals for myself! The Classics Challenge, hosted by Trish from Trish's Reading Nook, had several options. I chose to read five classics from 3 different countries. Originally I wanted to read more challenging ones like some Polish classics as well as War and Peace, but I ended up with the following:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (England)
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (England)
The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery (Canada)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (United States)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Canada)
So I cheated myself since all three countries are English-speaking and I didn't really branch out. Plus four of the five are children's books! But the one adult book, The Great Gatsby, didn't really appeal to me so I think I won anyway. ;-)
As part of the challenge, we had to recommend a book that we thought would end up being a classic and also read one of the other participants' recommendations. I read three from the possible classics list:
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
I loved them all!
Thanks Trish for hosting, it's been fun!