One year ago, the Classics Club meme asked what books I was most scared of. I posted this photo, and talked about how I am nervous of huge long books, especially French ones, and also Russian. And Thomas Hardy.
To my surprise, when I saw this photo again the other day, I realized that I have read--or am reading, in the case of Monte Cristo--every book on that pile this year, except Far From the Madding Crowd (the shortest!)--I'll have to try to read that by Christmas so I can tell myself I accomplished something.
So I am feeling pretty good!