classics2013This challenge is hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much. In an attempt to read more classic literature, I have decided to participate this year. My reviews will be cross-posted here and at Literary R&R.

Here are the categories:

A 19th Century Classic – Crime and Punishment by Fedor Dostoyevsky

A 20th Century Classic – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience – This can be an African-American author, or a book relating to slavery, civil rights, or African-American culture. Beloved by Toni Morrison

A Classic Adventure – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

A Classic that prominently features an Animal – This can feature animal characters or animals in the title (real or imagined) – Of Mice and Men – George Steinbeck

Optional Categories:

A.  Re-read a Classic – The Great Gatsby-  F. Scott Fitzgerald

   B.  A Russian Classic – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

   C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title – The Prince by Niccolo Machivelli

   D.  A Classic Children’s/Young Adult title – Are You There God, it’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

   E.  Classic Short Stories – collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author, or at  least 3 stories collected together by genre, time period, etc. Edgar Allan Poe short story collection


4 thoughts on “Back to the Classics Reading Challenge

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