31 December 2018
Wrapup: Back to the Classics 2018 Challenge
At the beginning of the year I joined the Back to the Classics 2018 challenge hosted by Karen at her BooksAndChocolate blog: Read 12 books from the twelve given categories in 2018. I had been trying to read more classics, so this was a perfect way to start off my new year!
Now here's my wrapup post for the challenge. I've completed the full challenge, reading and reviewing one book per category, so I have earned 3 entries to the prize drawing. Karen, you can contact me at DuchessMaude [at] gmail [dot] com .
I enjoyed doing this as it gave me some structure to the rather vague notion of "reading more classic books". And it was so much fun that I am entering the 2019 version!
Books read with links to my reviews:
1. A 19th century classic
Red Pottage, Mary Cholmondeley (1899)
2. A 20th century classic
Excellent Women, Barbara Pym (1952)
3. A classic by a woman author
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith (1948)
4. A classic in translation
Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset (1920)
5. A children's classic
The Brownies: Their Book, Palmer Cox (1887).
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction
The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie (1929)
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough (1942)
8. A classic with a single-word title
Celestina, Fernando de Rojas (1499)
9. A classic with a color in the title
The Red House Mystery, A. A. Milne (1922)
10. A classic by an author that's new to you
The Pearl, John Steinbeck (1947)
11. A classic that scares you
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (1939)
12. Re-read a favorite classic
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico (1958)
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