I read a couple of classics last year and really enjoyed them, so I’m back for more! This challenge, hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much, has six required categories of classics (“classic” defined however you choose) and five optional categories, which I’ve quoted from her site below:
The Required Categories:
- A 19th Century Classic
- A 20th Century Classic
- A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic
- A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience -Â This can be an African-American author, or a book relating to slavery, civil rights, or African-American culture.
- A Classic Adventure
- A Classic thatÂ prominently features an AnimalÂ -Â This can feature animal characters or animals in the title (real or imagined)Optional Categories:ÂÂ Â A. Â Re-read a ClassicÂ Â B. Â A Russian ClassicÂ Â C. Â A Classic Non-Fiction titleÂ Â D. Â A Classic Children’s/Young Adult titleÂ Â E. Â Classic Short StoriesÂ -Â collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author, or atÂ least 3 stories collected together by genre, time period, etc.
The optional categories can be added/attempted at any point, and sign-ups close September 1st. I’m hoping to tackle at least a couple of the optional ones, so I’ll just plan to fill out the whole list for now and see how it goes.
My list so far:
- Wuthering HeightsÂ by Emily BrontÃ« (1847)
- The Great GatsbyÂ by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
- Les Liaisons DangereusesÂ by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1782)
- Native SonÂ by Richard Wright
- The Three MusketeersÂ by Alexandre Dumas
- Watership DownÂ by Richard Adams
- WaldenÂ by Henry David Thoreau
- Anna KareninaÂ by Leo Tolstoy
- Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeÂ by Dee Brown
- The HobbitÂ by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesÂ by Arthur Conan Doyle
Check my progress all year on the sidebar or on my 2013 Challenge Index.