Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Back to the Classics 2013

Still sliding down the challenge slope.....BUT I am making every effort to have all the books for these challenges that keep jumping onto my 2013 Challenge List come from my teetering TBR stacks.  So far, so good.  Let's see what we can do with.....

 Back to the Classics Challenge 2013!!  Sponsored by Sarah Reads Too Much

A short run-down of some of the rules:

  • All books must be read in 2013.  Books started prior to January 1, 2013 are not eligible.  Reviews must be linked by December 31, 2013.
  • E-books and audio books are eligible!  Books can count for other challenges you may be working on.
  • You do not have to list your books prior to starting the challenge, but it is more fun that way :)  You can always change your list at any time.  You can read the books in any order (including mixing in the optional categories at any time)
  • Please identify the categories you've read in your wrap up post so that she may easily add up your entries for the prize drawing!  
  • Yes, there's a prize drawing!  Hop on the link above for the full details.


The Required Categories:
1. A 19th Century Classic: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/1/13)
2. A 20th Century Classic: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (7/8/13)
3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic: The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (3/6/13)
4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience: Break Any Woman Down by Dana Johnson [Modern Classic: winner of the 2001 Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction] (6/17/13)
5. A Classic Adventure:  The African Queen by C. S. Forester (4/6/13)
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (11/27/13)
6. A Classic that prominently features an Animal: The Call of the Wild by Jack London (7/14/13)

Optional Categories:

A.  Re-read a Classic:  Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2/25/13)
B.  A Russian Classic: Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov (6/23/13)
C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title: Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers (7/31/13)
D.  A Classic Children's/Young Adult title: Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (3/11/13)
E.  Classic Short Stories: Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen [trans. by Mrs. E. V. Lucas & Mrs. H. B. Paul] (8/20/13)


hangnail said...

You can always change your list at any time. You can read the books in any order (including mixing in the optional categories at any time)

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thanks for joining in! I answered your question in the comments, but thought I would here too.

I LOVE the idea of a collection of fairy tales for the Classic Short Stories category! That is a great take on the category - go for it!!

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Fanda Classiclit said...

From your list, I have read only Around the World in 80 Days. It's a good adventure, although I think 20.000 Leagues Under The Sea is more fascinating than it. The H.C. Andersen's fairy tales is a good choice!