Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Challenge Complete: Back to the Classics

Once upon a time, I signed up for the.....

 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.

I opted to do both the required categories as well as the optional ones and have just finished the last  category today (8/20/13).  Here are the Categories and the books read:

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 (Extra! 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)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm super jealous of your completion, but I've only got 2-3 left so I'm hopefully not too far behind. I've only heard of one of your books! This is great.

Bev Hankins said...

You'll be there soon, Geoff!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Great job! I just finished the challenge as well. I wasn't a big fan of Cold Comfort Farm but you read some great ones!