At the urging of my dear friend over at Nostalgia Reader, I have decided to take part in the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016, hosted by Books and Chocolate! The details on the challenge can be found here.
Currently, my tentative selections for the various categories are as follows:
- 1. 19th Century Classic - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- 2. 20th Century Classic - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
- 3. Classic by a woman - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- 4. Classic in Translation - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- 5. Classic by a non-white author - Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
- 6. Adventure Classic - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- 7. Dystopian/Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 1984 by George Orwell
- 8. Classic Detective Novel - A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- 9. Classic which includes the name of a place - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- 10. Classic which has been banned - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- 11. Re-read from school - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
- 12. Classic short story volume - Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of course, this list may well change as the year goes on, but I will keep it updated over at this page. I will likely not be reading in order, but all reviews will be posted on this blog and over on my Goodreads page.