Les Misérables Reading Challenge

I’ve been meaning to read Les Misérables by Victor Hugo for a while. It’s a pretty intimidating book and I know the only way I’ll actually get around to it is to split it up. That’s why I’m planning to read it within a span of a year, starting January 2012. I’ve already split up the books. I’ll be reading about four a month. That should split it up so that I can read it throughout the year and also read other books at the same time. I have the Signet mass market paperback, which is 1463 pages. I’m really excited about this. If anyone wants to join, that would be awesome. I’ll be doing updates every month and hopefully I’ll have a review by the end of the year.

This year I decided to keep up with my reading challenges with excel sheets. Here’s the link to this reading challenge spreadsheet. Let me know if any of you are interested in participating. We can have chats about it and stuff. Otherwise, I’ll just enjoy it on my own.

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  1. I am indeed interested, I want to read this book in 2012 as well! Consider me well and truly signed up for this! 🙂

  2. I'm jumping off the deep end…and yeah, I'll do it. Okay. It feels good to get that off my chest. The only problem is that I have the Julie Rose translation…is this okay?

  3. Perfect! It will be nice not to do this alone. I don't see why the translation would make that much of a difference. I've seen some other translations and judging from the difference of chapter titles, they say the same thing. The translation I have is just a little more straight forward.

  4. I have the Julie Rose translation as well :)(Just randomly throwing that in there!)

  5. I read Les Miserables in about 30 days via Dailylit.com-they feature an old translation-it comes in about 680 installments so you could pace your self for two a day for a year if you really wanted to-I found I wanted to see what would happen next so I kept requesting the next installment-I loved the book and consider it among the very best works I have ever read. I will look forward to reading of your reaction to the book-I read The Hunchback of Nortre Dame first as kind of a training ground!-I loved it also and it is not so huge

  6. Oh, this is a great idea! Some time ago, I downloaded the edition at Project Gutenberg (looks like it's translated by Isabel Hapgood), but I haven't read it yet.

  7. I read this last year! It's definitely daunting, but I enjoyed it! (: (And don't worry, it took me a while, too.)


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