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Back to the Classics 2016


I am excited to participate in the Basic to the Classics Challenge 2016! Recently I've becoming more and more a fan of classic literature, so this sounds like the perfect challenge for me to get a jump start on some classics I have sadly procrastinated on reading. Details on the challenge can be found here!


Currently, my tentative selections for the various categories are as follows:


  1. 1. 19th Century Classic -  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  2. 2. 20th Century Classic - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  3. 3. Classic by a woman - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  4. 4. Classic in Translation - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  5. 5. Classic by a non-white author - Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
  6. 6. Adventure Classic - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  7. 7. Dystopian/Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 1984 by George Orwell
  8. 8. Classic Detective Novel - A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  9. 9. Classic which includes the name of a place - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  10. 10. Classic which has been banned - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  11. 11. Re-read from school - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  12. 12. Classic short story volume - Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald