Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Back to the Classics Challenge

It's back!!  Sarah is once again hosting the Back to the Classics Challenge.  She hopes to encourage bloggers to read more classics.  By reading and posting about a minimum of six classic books (six categories out of a possible 12), one lucky winner will receive a $30 gift from or The Book Depository! All books must have been published prior to 1965 (or written pre-1965 and published posthumously).

 Here are this year's categories:

1. 19th C Classic: She by H. Rider Haggard [1887]
2. 20th C Classic (between 1900-1965): Brighton Rock by Graham Greene [1938] (3/2/15)
3. Classic by a Woman Author: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie [1934; Classic Mystery] (9/23/15)
4. Classic in Translation: Paris in the 20th Century by Jules Verne translated by Richard Howard (10/11/15)
5. A Very Long Classic (500+ pages): Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin [659 pages]
6. A Classic Novella (less than 250 pages): The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham [228 pages] (1/22/15)
7. Classic with Person's Name in Title: The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr [classic mystery author with one of the earliest fictional accounts of a true crime] (4/8/15)
8. Humorous/Satirical Classic: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
9. Forgotten Classic (less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads): The Golden Slipper & Other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green (1/26/15)
10. Nonfiction Classic: Into the Valley by John Hersey [1943] (2/28/15)
11. Classic Children's Book: Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie [1950]
12. Classic Play: Antony & Cleopatra by Shakespeare (8/12/15)

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