Or, how I did without really trying. 😉 Actually, pretty well – I read a book in eleven out of the twelve categories, so have earned two entries into the drawing. I didn’t finish Anna Karenina, so no Russian book. You will notice quite a difference from my original list, but a couple of categories stayed the same. The links are to my Goodreads reviews.
- A 19th Century Classic: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – this is probably my favorite Sherlock Holmes mystery.
- A 20th Century Classic: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers – I’m totally reading or listening to the Lord Peter Wimsey books out of order. 😛
- A classic by a woman author: Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart – she’s perfect when you want something light but still well-written.
- A classic in translation: I loved my second time through the Iliad, this time along with my eldest two kids.
- A classic published before 1800: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.
- A romance classic: I ended up putting Pride and Prejudice in this category after all. 🙂
- A Gothic or horror classic: I finally read – well, listened to – Jane Eyre, and it was really good!
- A classic with a number in the title: A much grimmer title than my original pick – Shakespeare’s Richard III.
- A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title: I picked up Owls in the Family by Canadian author Farley Mowatt during a visit to my parents’ home.
- A classic set in a place you’d like to visit: I could choose any number of books I read in 2017, but I’m going with another Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice.
- An award-winning classic: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, a Newbery Honor award-winner, among others.
Coming soon: my plans for the 2018 challenge!