If there’s one challenge I regularly participate in each year, it’s the Back to the Classics challenge. I participate whether I complete it or not as it gets me reading more classics and often helps me with my Classics Club list. I’m so glad that it’s back this year to give me more focus with my reading.
Back to the Classics Challenge 2022 is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. There are twelve categories and one must choose a book for each.
Here are the categories for Back to the Classics Challenge 2022 and my list of POSSIBLE books but they will probably change according to my whims. I have too many whims, but there you go:
1. A 19th century classic: Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
2. A 20th century classic: The Good Soldier Sjevk by Jaroslav Hasek
3. A classic by a woman author: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
4. A classic in translation: Le Rêve by Émile Zola
5. A classic by a non-white author: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
6. A mystery/dectective/crime classic: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
7. Classic short story collection: The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
8. Pre-1800 classic: Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
9. A non-fiction classic: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
10. A classic that’s been on your TBR list the longest: The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Soltzhenitsyn (I need to read this book to finish my WEM biographies)
11. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit: Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
12. Wild Card classic: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare or Ajax by Sophocles or Homeric Hymns
Each participant will get entries for completion of the list, or parts of the list, in a draw for a $30 book prize. The entries are scored as follows:
- Complete six categories, and you’ll get one entry in the drawing;
- Complete nine categories, and you’ll get two entries in the drawing;
- Complete all twelve categories, and you’ll get three entries in the drawing
So here I go! I’m hoping to finish all twelve categories this year but if I can read nine, I’ll be happy. Please click on the link above to join the challenge!
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