Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

I am almost done with the Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 and am super excited to get started on the Back to the Classics Challenge 2018!!! I have discovered several new loves thanks to the last two years I have participated in this challenge and am excited to see what other new loves I might find in 2018! Instead of planning my books out for 2018, I am going to just list some of my initial ideas and we will see where the year takes me!! (And as the year gets ready to start, I have started to finalize those choices and gone back to edit this post to reflect that) These are the categories:

1.  A 19th century classic. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1817)

2.  A 20th century classic. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1931)

3.  A classic by a woman author. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (1847)…then I will have read one of each of the Bronte sister’s novels!

4.  A classic in translation. A Hero of our Time by Mikhail Lermontov (1840)

5. A children’s classic. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1926)

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (1954)

8. A classic with a single-word title. Sons by Pearl S Buck (1932)

9. A classic with a color in the title. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming (1959)

10. A classic by an author that’s new to you. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)

11. A classic that scares you: The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant (1926)

12. Re-read a favorite classic. Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery (1908)

Bonus: I would like to read the Apocrypha.


2 responses to “Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

  1. Our choices for no. 6 and 7 are similar. I also will read Agatha Christie (have not fixed the title yet), and Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. I have read both Around the World and 20.000 Leagues. The later is better, I think.
    Anyway, good luck with your list!

  2. I read Agnes Grey last year and reread A Wrinkle in Time – loved both of them! I’m excited that you’re reading some Pearl S. Buck – I read The Good Earth years ago and absolutely loved it. I’m hoping to reread it this year. Good luck!

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