So, I'm thinking of starting a new challenge for 2012. It might be a little obscure or niche, but I thought I'd see if there is any interest. It would be to read at least two books that were related in some way. One of the books could be a "classic" meaning it was published probably quite some time before the other. This could be reimaginings or it could be sequels or it could have some other tie-in. Very vague, I know, but I think it's clearer with examples:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. The first is kind of a "classic" and in the second, the main character loves A Wrinkle in Time and it plays a part in the plot.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel.
More obvious, since This Dark Endeavour is a prequel of sorts to Frankenstein.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Jane by April Lindner.
Jane is a retelling of Jane Eyre, set in modern times.
I think this would be a way to get folks to read a classic or just a great older book and a newer one as well. I could come up with a list of possibilities (and welcome any suggestions you have as well).
What do you think? Any takers? Should I just do this project on my own?
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