Hello again! I am back today with another glorious reading challenge. I came across this challenge while I was getting a Russian book recommendation at I read that in a book’s post.
The Challenge is a Classics challenge created by Karen K at Books and Chocolate that contains 12 categories. The idea is to read from 6, 9, or all 12 categories. I am not a person who signs up for any and every reading challenge I come across and this one actually coincides nicely with my 5 year Classics Club Challenge. Since most of the books I read for Back to the Classics 2018 challenge will count towards my 5 year Classics Club challenge as well, I thought it would be fun to participate. Also, since the Back to the Classics challenge is broken down into categories, it will be a nice way to narrow down which books I will read towards my Classics Club Challenge since that one is extremely flexible.
So without further ado, here are the categories and some of my possible choices for each.
A 19th century Classic:
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
A 20th century Classic: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
A classic by a woman author:
The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Classic in Translation: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes or The Tale of Genji by Lady Muraski
A Children’s Classic:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery or The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Classic Crime Story:
Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie
A Classic Travel Narrative: The Travels of Marco Polo
A Classic with single word title: Persuasion by Jane Austen or
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
A Classic with a color in the title: The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A classic by an author who is new to you: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
A classic that scares you: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
A favorite reread: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen or Dracula by Bram Stoker
While my selections are not set in stone, there’s a strong possibility I will be reading these. All of them with the exception of The Travels of Marco Polo and Appointment With Death (though the Travels of Marco Polo will be one of the nonfiction books I wanted to read and Appointment With Death will count towards Project Poirot) are also on my other list.
I feel fairly confident I will at least go through 9 of the categories and I am very excited to be participating.
Well thanks for joining me here and I apologize for my excessive use of the word “challenge”. Till next time here’s to happy reading!