Challenge Wrap-Up: Back to Classics 2016

I have completed 10 categories out of a total of 12 (which means I get two entries), in the Back to Classics 2016 challenge hosted by Karen K @ Books and Chocolate.

Here are the classics read:

1.  A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.


2.  A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1966. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later.


3.  A classic by a woman author.

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language.

Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo (original in French)

5.  An adventure classic – can be fiction or non-fiction. Children’s classics like Treasure Island are acceptable in this category.

Ponies and Mysteries by Mary Gervaise (1953)

6.  A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. Dystopian could include classics like 1984, and children’s classics like The Hobbit are acceptable in this category also.

The Beetle by Richard Marsh (1897)

7.  A classic detective novel. It must include a detective, amateur or professional. This list of books from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction is a great starting point if you’re looking for ideas.

Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley (1913) Detective: Philip Trent

8.  A classic which includes the name of a place in the title.  It can be the name of a house, a town, a street, etc. Examples include Bleak House, Main Street, The Belly of Paris, or The Vicar of Wakefield.

The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths (1896)

9. A classic which has been banned or censored. If possible, please mention why this book was banned or censored in your review.

Abhyudaya aur Bhavishya: Krantiveer Bhagat Singh (1930s)

10. A volume of classic short stories. This must be one complete volume, at least 8 short stories. It can be an anthology of stories by different authors, or all the stories can be by a single author. Children’s stories are acceptable in this category also.

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