March Is Charles Dickens Month at 1book140

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Almost every person raised in America has read at least one Charles Dickens book, and it was probably for high school English class. That means the great writer and master of language brings to mind class discussions and grammar lessons—not fun.

For this month's round of 1book140, we're going to change that perception of Dickens. This is your chance to read him purely for pleasure. No papers to write, no teachers to impress. So, what's it going to be? The bittersweetly hopeful Oliver Twist? The darkly romantic Tale of Two Cities? The coming-of-age story that is David Copperfield? Submit nominations through Friday, and we'll begin voting on Monday. Reading will begin on Monday, March 5th.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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