Year of the Fantasy Classic

Challenge: The Year of the Fantasy Classic
Hosted By: Lurv a la Mode
Challenge Dates: January 1 – December 31, 2012
Yes, I am late to the game!

“The first rule of Year of the Fantasy Classic is there are no rules.”
- KMont, Lurv a la Mode

How could I turn down a challenge that has no rules?

I grew up reading fantasy, but somehow I’ve fallen out of the habit of reading high fantasy in favor of urban fantasy.  So, this year I intend to get back to my roots.  I’ll be re-visiting some of the classics that I loved as a child, and reading a few that I’ve always wanted to read.  I’m keeping the definition of “Classic” very loose here – if it was around when I was in grade school, it’s fair game for me.

I’m getting a late start, and an even later start on the actual reading, but, hey, no rules, right?  Feel free to join me; we can get caught up together.

Here’s what I’m planning on reading:

  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • A Wizard of Earthsea
  • The Golden Compass
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Neverending Story
  • Alanna
  • The Blue Sword
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • Ender’s Game
  • Something with dragons… maybe Anne McCaffrey?

I don’t know if I’ll get to all of them this year, and I may switch out some titles for others, we’ll see how it goes.  I also plan to blog about everything I read in the challenge, not just those that I love, though I hope to love them all :).  This month is looking a bit booked, but I’ll be starting a challenge book in May.

What are you reading?