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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016
Hosted by Books and Chocolate


1.  A 19th Century Classic - 10 days in a Mad-house, by Nellie Bly

2.  A 20th Century Classic - Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

3.  A classic by a woman author - Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

4.  A classic in translation - Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes

5.  A classic by a non-white author - No Longer at Ease, by Chinua Achebe

6.  An adventure classic - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle

7.  A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic - The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells (1/13/2016)

8.  A classic detective novel - The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle

9.  A classic which includes the name of a place in the title - Middlemarch, by George Elliot

10. A classic which has been banned or censored. - Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (banned for language)

11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college) - Persuasion, by Jane Austen

12. A volume of classic short stories - The Collected Poetry of Sylvia Plath

14 comments:

  1. So many great titles! Best wishes with these!

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  2. What a great list of books. I have not read them all but all seem well worth reading.

    I look forward to reading your thoughts on all of them, but particularly on Middlemarch. I recently read it and really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks Brian! I'm probably putting a little too much on myself with all these challenges, but I just love the participation with other bloggers. I'll do the best I can, though!

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  3. Great list -- but I'm not sure of the publication date of Master & Commander -- don't forget, all books have to be published no later than 1966 to qualify. Thanks for signing up!

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  4. Don Quixote is my sentimental favorite. I'd love to reread it some day. Persuasion I had to read twice, but I loved it that second time. And Robin Hood by Pyle is really enjoyable.

    Good luck!

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    1. I've tried Don Quixote a couple of times - I love the story, but the book is too long for my short attention span. I'm going to audiobook it this time and see if that gets me through it. I find ebooks and audiobooks really help my ability to get through long books. I'm looking forward to it because I know and love the story.

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  5. Love this list! Several new-to-me authors. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  6. Some excellent choices. I'll look forward to your review of Catch-22...as no one else at The Classics Club has reviewed it ('cept yours truly).

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