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Quarterly Challenge – Must Read Books


Adding an extra post onto my weekly schedule today because I have just stumbled across a Goodreads Reading Challenge that I want to participate in.

Yes, everyone gasp in shock horror because Emma (the person who didn’t want to participate in any specific challenges this year) is actually going against her word.

This challenge is called “Must Read Books” and the aim is to read as many of the ‘1001 books You Must Read‘ compiled by Peter Boxall. It is a quarterly challenge that I have until 31st March to complete so obviously I’m not going to read every single book on the list. Some of them, I’ve already read and ticked off anyway!

Due to the short time span in which I have to complete the challenge, I’m going to aim to read three of the books, all of which are currently sat on my to-read, and extended-tbr shelves

So what are they?

Image result for the handmaid's tale book Image result for north and south elizabeth gaskell Image result for rebecca daphne du maurier

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

As luck would have it, I decided to stop reading Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince this morning and finished listening to Illuminae (which was amazing as an audiobook) so I have no book that I’m currently reading.

The question now is, which one do I read first?

Help me decide.

Tell me in the comments which one I should read first, and if you’ve read any of these three books.

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!





9 thoughts on “Quarterly Challenge – Must Read Books”

    1. Looking at the poll I placed on Twitter, Rebecca is certainly the winner. For me that one will actually be a re-read because I tried reading it nearly 10 years ago and struggled. I’ve heard so many people say that it is really good that I’m determined to push through it and see what makes it such a classic.

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    1. I’ve not watched the adaptation yet. I wanted to wait until I’d read the book.

      I actually started listening to Rebecca this morning on audiobook and I quite like it. The relationship between the nameless MC and Maxim de Winter is dodgy to say the least, but it is interesting. I’m glad I can finally get into it because I did struggle the last time I tried.


    1. I’m planning on picking it up next. I started listening to Rebecca on audiobook this morning so I don’t want to be reading two modern classics at the same time, even if they are different.


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