I enjoyed the Back to the Classics challenge so much last year, I’m back for more this year! I’ll be trying again for all twelve categories. I’ve attempted to find titles that fit into my own Reading New England challenge (indicated with NE in parentheses), as well knocking off some of my Classics Club list. This list will surely change during the year, so I’ll update it as necessary.
Are you joining? What’s on your list?
- 19th century classic – The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells (NE)
- 20th century classic – Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House by Eric Hodgins (NE)
- Classic by a woman author – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (NE)
- Classic in translation – Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
- Classic by a non-white author – The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
- An adventure classic – Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
- Fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian – Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy (NE)
- Classic detective novel – The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton (NE)
- Name of a place – The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett (NE)
- Banned or censored – A Separate Peace by John Knowles (NE)
- Reread from high school – Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Short Stories – Dubliners by James Joyce