Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016


Since I already read a lot of classic literature I've decided to join the Back to the Classics 2016 Challenge hosted by Books and Chocolate. I've tried to decide on some of the books I'm going to read this year for the challenge just to know if I'll have something for each category. I might change some of the titles as I read though.
  1. A 19th Century Classic. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
  2. A 20th Century Classic. Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  3. A classic by a woman author. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  4. A classic in translation. The Castle by Franz Kafka.
  5. A classic by a non-white author. Botchan by Natsume Soseki or Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
  6. An adventure classic - can be fiction or non-fiction. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain or The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
  7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  8. A classic detective novel. I've got tons of Rex Stout and Georges Simenon books laying around the house so I'll choose one of those.
  9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. Castle Rackrent Maria Edgeworth or The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.
  10. A classic which has been banned or censored. I'll have to look up the reasons why the book was banned first, but here are some titles from the banned books lists: East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.
  11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). The Red and the Black by Stendhal or The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
  12. A volume of classic short stories. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.
So here's my list of books for the challenge! I'm already excited to dive into some of these!

Do you know any good classics that fit into the categories? And are you participating in any reading challenges this year? Tell me in the comments! =)

5 comments:

  1. Wow! You're going to master classics! I have to say I'm not a classics person but that's maybe because I haven't read many and I think that should change. I may give a chance to one of them :)
    Good luck with the classics squad!

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    1. Thank you! There are many great classics in every genre so I'm sure you'll find something that you like. =)

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  2. I've had Kafka and Pictures of Dorian Gray on my list for the past couple years and I've never gotten around to them. I hope you enjoy all of these!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I've read Kafka's Metamorphosis and loved it so I'm really excited to read his other works.

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  3. I've had Kafka and Pictures of Dorian Gray on my list for the past couple years and I've never gotten around to them. I hope you enjoy all of these!!!!

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