07 January 2018

Back to the Classics 2018 Challenge

I just discovered the world of book-reading challenges online. What fun! I'm joining 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've been trying to read more classics, so this is perfect. I finished Moby-Dick in November, and began the even longer Don Quixote this week.

My book choices (updated):

1.  A 19th century classic -- READ, not yet reviewed
    Red Pottage, Mary Cholmondeley (1899)

2.  A 20th century classic -- DONE
    Excellent Women, Barbara Pym (1952)

3.  A classic by a woman author -- DONE
    I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith (1948)

4.  A classic in translation -- DONE
     Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset (1920)

5. A children's classic -- DONE
    The Brownies: Their Book, Palmer Cox (1887)
    I've heard about these little critters forever and now it's time to read about them.

6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction -- DONE
    The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie (1929)

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction -- DONE
    Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough (1942)

8. A classic with a single-word title -- DONE
    Celestina, Fernando de Rojas (1499)

9. A classic with a color in the title -- DONE
    The Red House Mystery, A. A. Milne (1922)

10. A classic by an author that's new to you -- DONE
    The Pearl, John Steinbeck (1947)

11. A classic that scares you -- DONE
    The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (1939)

12. Re-read a favorite classic -- DONE
    Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico (1958)

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