I was not successful in completing the 2011 Back to the Classics Challenge, but I am ready to take on the 2012 Challenge, once again hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much. I was new to the whole challenge thing this year, and I think I was too ambitious, but this year I am going to be SMARTER (ha).
Here is the list of categories and the books I tentatively plan to read:
Any 19th Century Classic: Moby Dick
Any 20th Century Classic: 1984
Reread a classic of your choice: Pride and Prejudice
A Classic Play: Macbeth
Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction: Frankenstein
Classic Romance: Persuasion
Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language: Doctor Zhivago
Classic Award Winner – To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award: The Diviners (it won Canada’s Governor General’s Award in 1974 — does that make it a classic?)
Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime: Heart of Darkness
Several of these books are on the schedule for my library’s classics reading group in 2012, so that will make completing the challenge a little bit easier!