Back to the Classics Challenge: 2017 Wrap-Up Post

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.

  1. A 19th Century Classic: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – this is probably my favorite Sherlock Holmes mystery.
  2. 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. 😛
  3. 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.
  4. A classic in translation: I loved my second time through the Iliad, this time along with my eldest two kids.
  5. A classic published before 1800: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.
  6. A romance classic: I ended up putting Pride and Prejudice in this category after all. 🙂
  7. A Gothic or horror classic: I finally read – well, listened to – Jane Eyre, and it was really good!
  8. A classic with a number in the title: A much grimmer title than my original pick – Shakespeare’s Richard III.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!

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