Saturday, December 26, 2015

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016: Reading List

Having finally (FINALLY) completed my degree, it's time to get back in touch with the Amelia who used to stay up until 2am reading classic books. I was excited to find the Back to the Classics 2016 reading challenge to get me started and keep me accountable.  You can find all of the rules here
and sign up to join in the fun!  I've started to keep a list of possible books, and will continue to add to it as different classics come to mind.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - I think I'd like to try Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.  I watched the film adaptation a few weeks ago and now I want to check out the book.

2.  A 20th Century Classic -

3.  A classic by a woman author. Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery.

4.  A classic in translation.  Something by Tolstoy.  Maybe Anna Karenina?

5.  A classic by a non-white author

6.  An adventure classic.

7.  A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. 

8.  A classic detective novel. I dabbled in some Agatha Christie again last year, since I've only read a handful of her books.  I'd like to read some of her Poirot novels.

9.  A classic which includes the name of a place in the title.  
I've heard a lot about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

10. A classic which has been banned or censored.

11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college).  Jane Eyre or perhaps some Dickens (provided that I can get the Much Beloved Books cabinet successfully unlocked).

12. A volume of classic short stories. Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy Sayers