Group Check-In #22 – December 2016

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Hi Clubbers! How’s the reading going? Check in with the group below!

Tell us about your project — or you! Introduce yourself. Chat.

Tell us what you’ve read, how you’re feeling about your progress, how much you love the classics or the community — any struggles, a favorite read so far. Really, whatever you feel like sharing!

Some people prefer writing an update at their own blog and linking it here in the comments. That’s fine, too.

Feel free to respond to one another in the comments below — ask questions, visit each other, tell us you are new to the club, planning to join the club — etc. This is a meet and greet.

If you’re having trouble with your list and need encouragement, say that! That’s understandable. We want new classics readers to join us, so there’s nothing wrong with arriving to this thread with all of the newness showing!

(Please also note the “check-in” feature here is entirely voluntarily, intended for those who like weighing in with others in the group, and having a periodic place to reflect upon goals for the club. For some this feature would feel like an unwanted intrusion. Silent participation in this group is of course welcome!)

Thanks for all of your enthusiasm about this project!

New? Introduce yourself to the group on Twitter using hashtag #ccintroductions @ourclassicsclub. You can also introduce yourself here at the blog. 🙂

Twitter hashtag for reading check-ins: #ccreadingupdate

Note that if you’re on Twitter, you can also tweet your latest classic book reviews to the group using hashtag #ccbookreviews.


14 thoughts on “Group Check-In #22 – December 2016

  1. How’s the reading going? Glad you asked cuz I finished by Classics Club Challenge – BOOM!
    So right now, I’m reading some Christmas Classics and G.K Chesterton to wrap up another challenge. I’ll be renewing my Classics Club in the new year with another 50 classic novels. Hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a promising New Year!

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  2. I finished up my 50-book challenge! I blogged a little bit about that here. I found the Classics Club to be so inspirational and encouraging that I have created a new list of 50 classics I want to read in the next five years! I chart my progress on this page, with links to my reviews as I finish books.


    1. I finished up my 50-book challenge! I found the Classics Club to be so inspirational and encouraging that I have created a new list of 50 classics I want to read in the next five years 🙂


  3. I slowed down some this year, since I had a lot of other projects going on. Also, I have two reviews yet to finish and post. Oops. However, this was the year I finally read Samuel Richardson’s “Pamela” all the way through, so I’m counting it as a victory! And in the end, I even enjoyed it.

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  4. Thoroughly enjoying my Classics Club reading so far – though ‘enjoy’ might be the wrong word for Moby-Dick! 😉 I have Our Mutual Friend lined up for reading over Christmas and can’t wait – one of the very few Dickens’ I’ve never read before…


  5. Still working on the Faerie Queene! Just finished Pedro Paramo, important Mexican novel, and am about 2/3 of the way through Gogol’s short stories. Today: The Nose. I’ve got to work hard to finish up my list by March!

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