The second challenge I am committing to in 2011 is the Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much (don’t we all?). This is a more challenging challenge, as it has eight categories, but again I am going to wade through the overflowing to-read shelves to find the right books:
1, A Banned Book: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle Completed!
2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war): A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous Completed!
3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
4. A Children’s/Young Adult Classic: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I am ashamed to admit I have never read this)
5. 19th Century Classic: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
6. 20th Century Classic: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (this will be a re-read but I haven’t read it in years and I have always meant to go back to it)
7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (another re-read)
8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
What do you think of my choices?