Thursday, 10 January 2013

Back to the Classics Challenge 2013

Hosted by: Sarah Reads Too Much

Aim: Complete at least one book in each of the 6 required categories by the end of 2013. For bonus points: complete at least 3 out of 5 bonus categories. The hosts do not subscribe to any particular definition of classic. Challenge crossovers are allowed.

My Goal: I want them all! So I am going for 11 books altogether! 

Comments: As the host points out, it IS more fun to pick the books before starting the challenge, even if the list is not binding in the end.

So here are my picks:

(Unless otherwise noted, all of these are the books I own/have in my TBR pile)

A 19th Century Classic - Charlotte Bronte, Villette (* ebook)
A 20th Century Classic - W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil 
A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic - William Shakespeare, Richard III
A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience - Toni Morrison, Beloved
A Classic Adventure - H. Rider Haggard, She
A Classic that prominently features an Animal - no idea, drawing a blank!

Re-read a Classic - either Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (* ebook) or Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
A Russian Classic - Varlam Shalamov, Kolyma Tales (* ebook)
A Classic Non-Fiction title - either Johann Burchard, At the Court of the Borgia or Walter Pater, The Renaissance (* ebook)
A Classic Children's/Young Adult title - Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Classic Short Stories - Ray Bradbury, The Stories of Ray Bradbury (* ebook) 
in progress

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