The Back to the Classics Challenge is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate.
There are 12 fun categories to encourage readers to return to the classics. Be sure to check out this sign up post for all the rules
I thought this would be a fun way to get to some of the books on my Classics Club List in 2018.
1. A 19th century classic: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
2. A 20th century classic: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
3. A classic by a woman author: Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
4. A classic in translation: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
5. A children’s classic: Heidi by Johanna Spyri
6. A classic crime story: The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen (a story featuring spies)
7. A classic travel or journey narrative: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
8. A classic with a single-word title: Westwood by Stella Gibbons
9. A classic with a color in the title: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you: Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
11. A classic that scares you: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, or Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, or A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
12. Reread a favorite classic: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, or Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
I love that you don’t need to complete all 12 categories in order to participate in the challenge. I’d like to read at least six of these though. My list may change a bit too.
You can follow my progress on my master post here.
Are you participating in Back to the Classics? What classics do you plan to read in 2018?