Back to the Classics

The Back to the Classics challenge is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. There are 12 categories to read from, but you don’t need to complete all of them to be successful.

Below is my TBR, and I will update my progress throughout the year

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


Progress: 2/12