Friday, January 20, 2017

Back to the Classics 2017

I love most classic books I have read, and there are more still I can appreciate the value of even if they weren't my cup of tea. There are always more to be read, so here I am again signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge. This year the challenge has the following categories:
  • Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
  • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
  • Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing
My plan is to finish all 12 categories, that's just one a month.

My selections for this year's challenge:
  1. A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  2. A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. A classic by a woman author. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  4. A classic in translation. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  5. A classic originally published before 1800. Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson
  6. A romance classic. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  7. A Gothic or horror classic. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  8. A classic with a number in the title. 1984 by George Orwell
  9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  11. An award-winning classic. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  12. A Russian classic. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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