I only have a little more than a year and a half to finish my Classics Club list, with 21 books remaining. So, I decided to join the Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate.
It’s simple; there are 12 categories, and the idea is to read one book, published at least 50 years ago, from each of the categories, review it, and link the review to the category your fulfilling. At the end of the year, participants will post a challenge wrap-up and link that up as well. We’re not required to read all 12 books or choose our books in advance, but I listed my potential reads next to each category below. Go to the main challenge page for the full details.
1. A 19th century classic – Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist
2. A 20th century classic – Kafka, Franz: The Trial
3. A classic by a woman author – Brontë, Anne: Agnes Grey
4. A classic in translation – Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front
5. A children’s classic – Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction – Collins, Wilkie: The Woman in White
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction – Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit
8. A classic with a single-word title – Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
9. A classic with a color in the title – Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you – Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
11. A classic that scares you – Melville, Herman: Moby Dick
12. Re-read a favorite classic – Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables
The deadline to sign up for the challenge is March 1, 2018. Are you planning to participate in Back to the Classics challenge? Are participating in the Classic Clubs reading challenge? Let me know in the comments!