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Wednesday, December 28

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

This is the challenge I selected to stretch my brain a bit. I love to read. I always have a book or two that I am reading but I have not read as many classics as I think I should have. So this seemed like a timely challenge for me. These are the books I am planning to read for each category but it may change as time goes by.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - Billy Budd- by Herman Melville (favorite English teacher tried to get me to read this in high school so I feel like I need to read it with this challenge.)

2.  A 20th Century Classic - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

3.  A classic by a woman author- Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

4.  A classic in translation- The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas

5.  A classic published before 1800- Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

A romance classic- Middlemarch by George Eliot

7.  A Gothic or horror classic- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

8.  A classic with a number in the title- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title- Watership Down by Richard Adams

A classic set in a place you'd like to visit- The Wreath by Kristin Lavransdatter

11. An award-winning classic- The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

12. A Russian Classic- Doctor Zhivago- Boris Pasternak

Of course if any of my friends have a suggestion that they think I would enjoy more in a certain category I am always happy to hear them.

1 comment:

Nick @ One Catholic Life said...

You've got some great books on your list! The Three Musketeers is one of my favorites. I'm going to try the full Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy as part of my challenge this year. Happy reading!