Having finished my goal of reading 50 books from my Classics Club list, I have a hankering for another classics-based challenge. And so I return to Back to the Classics, which I’ve participated in in the past and enjoyed very much. The categories chosen by Karen of Books and Chocolate give an added layer of challenge and some structure to my reading quest.
Here are the categories for this year, and some books I think I might choose to read — subject to change. These are mostly leftovers from my Classics Club list, but I may come up with other options as I go along.
What would you choose for these categories?
1. 19th Century Classic. Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
2. 20th Century Classic. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Classic by a Woman Author. Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
4. Classic in Translation. The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov
5. Classic by a Person of Color. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
6. A Genre Classic. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
7. Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
8. Classic with a Place in the Title. Dubliners – James Joyce
9. Classic with Nature in the Title. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
10. Classic About a Family. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11. Abandoned Classic. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
12. Classic Adaptation. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
Updated with what I actually read:
1. 19th Century Classic.
2. 20th Century Classic.
4. Classic in Translation.
5. Classic by a Person of Color.
6. A Genre Classic.
8. Classic with a Place in the Title.
9. Classic with Nature in the Title.
10. Classic About a Family. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
11. Abandoned Classic.
12. Classic Adaptation. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Anita Loos