I love the classics. If someone takes a look at the books I read every year chances are that about 75 to 80% of it will be classics. To make things a little interesting I have decided to join Back To The Classics Challenge 2012. It is being hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much.
The challenge runs from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Books used in this challenge can be used in any other challenge. However, one must read a different book for each category of this challenge. Audio and e-books are allowed.
There are nine categories for twelve months. The categories are:
Any 19th Century Classic.
Any 20th Century Classic .
Reread a classic of your choice.
A Classic Play.
Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction.
Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language – To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language.
Classic Award Winner – To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award.
Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime – To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.
The categories of this challenge are very interesting but not too hard. I am really looking forward to participating in Back To The Classics Challenge 2012. Wish me luck!
Completed Books: 1. A Classic Play – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. William Shakespeare.
2. Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime – Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare.
3. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction – The Big Bow Mystery. Israel Zangwill.
4. Reread a classic of your choice – The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
5. Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language – Aslauga’s Knight. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.
6. Any 20th Century Classic – The Railway Children. Edith Nesbit.
7. Any 19th Century Classic – Bleak House. Charles Dickens
8. Classic Award Winner – The Plague. Albert Camus.
9. Classic Romance – Evelina. Fanny Burney.