Sunday 6 October 2013

Anybody want to read Dickens with me?

Basically what it says in the title. I've been transferring all my TBR books onto a list on the blog and while doing that I got stuck for an unearthly length of time listing all the Dickens that I own but haven't read. Also I have put a fair few Dickens novels on my list for The Classics Club and it's really time I did some reading for that again. However, last year I tried to read Bleak House on my own and failed miserably and I know from previous Dickensian experiences that it would be really helpful to have some moral support during the first half (at least) of the book, so I wondered if anybody would be interested in reading along with me? 

The books I have on my Classics Club list are thus: 

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Oliver Twist
  • The Pickwick Papers
If you'd be at all interested in my hosting a readalong for any of the above, please let me know in the comments along with which you'd prefer to read! :-) And spread the word, because let's face it, the more the merrier for the first bit while he's talking about what the smoke looked like and how miserable everyone was.


  1. I'd be interested in this, for any BAR Oliver Twist as I read that once and don't really feel the desire to do so ever again. My book of choice would be A Tale of Two Cities, but I'd be up for any :)

  2. I'd like to read A Tale of Two Cities!

  3. You must read Tale of Two Cities, it's awesome.
    I'd love to join in if you choose Oliver Twist, it's been sitting on my Classics Club list and I need some motivation/coercion in order to pick it up!

  4. I would be interested in reading A Tale of Two Cities too, it's on my Classics Club list and I gotta get through some day (:

  5. Looks like it's going to be A Tale of Two Cities then! :-) I'll organise it for December I think as I've got looooads going on in November and I'll get the sign up post up in a week or two :-)