I heard about the Back to the Classics challenge too late to join last year, so I was glad when Karen of Books and Chocolate decided to host it again. Visit the sign-up post for the full rules, but basically the idea is to read and post about 6-12 classics (pre-1965) in different categories during the year. Participants who complete the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift card, but everyone can share in the rewards of reading and discussing great books.
Here are my current ideas about what I would like to read, but that may change during the course of the year. For economy’s sake, I’ve overlapped with my Classics Club list and other events wherever possible — hey, it’s not against the rules!
A 19th Century Classic: Armadale by Wilkie Collins
A 20th Century Classic: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
A Classic by a Woman Author: The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
A Classic in Translation: The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
A Very Long Classic Novel: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A Classic Novella: The Aspern Papers by Henry James
A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title: Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope
A Humorous or Satirical Classic: The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
A Forgotten Classic: Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
A Nonfiction Classic: Three Houses by Angela Thirkell
A Classic Children’s Book: An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
A Classic Play: The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
Are you participating in this or other challenges? What are your reading plans in 2015?