Sunday, September 21, 2014

Challenge Complete: Back to the Classics

I joined Karen K at Books and Chocolate has agreed to take on Sarah's for the Back to the Classics Challenge for 2014.  She gave us a set of required categories plus an additional set of optional classics to read. With my latest read, The Scarlet Pimpernel, I have completed the last of the optional categories and that finishes off the challenge. Below is my list of books.

Here are the 2014 categories: 
  1. A 20th Century Classic: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein [1937] (6/12/14)
  2. A 19th Century Classic: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott [1866] (7/3/14)
  3. A Classic by a Woman Author: My Antonia by Willa Cather [1918] (4/20/14)
  4. A Classic in Translation: Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm [German; 1812]
  5. A Wartime Classic:  On the Beach by Nevil Shute [Nuclear War; 1957] (7/7/14)
  6. A Classic by an Author Who Is New To You: Selections from the Essays of Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (trans & ed by Donald M. Frame) [original: 1580; this edition: 1948] (7/7/14)

Optional Categories:

  1. An American Classic: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962) [classsic SF/alternate history] (2/27/14)
  2. A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller: The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain [1934] (4/29/14)
  3. A Historical Fiction Classic:  The Scarlet Pimpernel  by Baroness Orczy [1905; written about the French Revolution]  (9/21/14)
  4. A Classic That's Been Adapted Into a Movie or TV Series:  Bed-Knob & Broomstick by Mary Norton [1943; 1947] (5/16/14)
  5. Extra Fun Category:  Write a Review of the Movie or TV Series adapted from Optional Category #4: Bedknobs & Broomsticks 1971 Disney film (5/18/14)


Karen K. said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge!! I hope you enjoyed reading all of these, and thanks for participating!

Bev Hankins said...

Karen, yes, I had a very good time. I like to participate in a classic challenge each year just so I don't focus entirely on my first love--mysteries.