29 December 2019

Wrapup: Back to the Classics 2019 Challenge

At the beginning of the year I joined the Back to the Classics 2019 challenge hosted by Karen at her BooksAndChocolate blog: Read 12 books from the twelve given categories in 2019.

Now here's my wrapup post for the challenge. I've completed 7 parts of the challenge, reading and reviewing books for 7 categories, so I have earned 1 entry 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". I don't think there will be another one next year, which is sad. But I have signed up for the 2020 Mount TBR Challenge and there are plenty of Classic Novels on my shelves.

Books read with links to my reviews:

1. 19th Century Classic.
"Northanger Abbey", Jane Austen (1817)

2. 20th Century Classic.
"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater", Kurt Vonnegut (1965)

3. Classic by a Female Author.
"Lolly Willowes", Sylvia Townsend Warner (1926)

4. Classic in Translation.
"Grand Hotel", Vicki Braun (1929)

5. Classic Comedy.
"Queen Lucia", E.F. Benson (1929)

8. Classic Novella.
"Adrift on the Nile", Naguib Mahfouz (1966)

10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania.
"A Cat, a Man, and Two Women", Jun'ichiro Tanizaki (1936)

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