Friday, January 5, 2018

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018


When I finished the "50 Classics in 5 Years" challenge, I wondered if I would find any additional classics of interest. Silly me! There are more classics on my TBR list now than I could read in a lifetime. So I'm glad that Karen at Books and Chocolate is hosting another Back to the Classics Challenge for 2018. All the details are here. These are my 12 (subject to change) choices:

1. 19th Century Classic - Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
2. 20th Century Classic (published before 1968) - Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
3. Classic by a Woman Author - O Pioneers by Willa Cather
4. A Classic Translated from Another Language - Illiad
5. Children's Classic - Little House in the Big Woods
6. Classic Crime Story - Brat Farrar or Daughter of Time by Tey
7. Classic Travel/Journey Story (fiction or non) - Journals of Lewis and Clark
8. Classic with Single Word Title - Lilith by George MacDonald
9. Classic with a Color in the Title - Red Badge of Courage
10. Classic by New-to-You Author - Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
11. Classic that Scares You - Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
12. Re-read a Favorite Classic - Secret Garden by F.H. Burnett

Looking forward to a great year of reading!

Blessings,

3 comments:

Amy Marie said...

Wonderful list! I'm intrigued by your Travel choice and we are book reading Larkrise! Yay. :D

Barbara H. said...

I've have Larkrise on my shelf for years. It's one volume with I think two books bound together, and pretty thick, so I keep putting it off because of the sheer amount of time it looks like it would take. But I suppose I could just read one of the volumes. Secret Garden is on my list this year, too. Somehow I have never read it, though I did see a film version. My education was sadly lacking in classics, so I've been trying to make up for that in the last several years. I read Ivanhoe a few years ago and enjoyed it. Haven't tried Willa Cather yet but I did get a couple of hers free for the Kindle.

Ruth said...

O Pioneers was my favorite by Cather. She's a beautiful writer. And Secret Garden is a favorite, as well. Of course, I'm obsessed by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Happy Reading!