Wrap-Up: Back to the Classics 2017

I have completed the minimum requirement of six categories in the BACK TO THE CLASSICS challenge hosted @ Books and Chocolate. I hope to do better in the next year.

1.  A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967Close Quarters by Michael Gilbert (1947)

3.  A classic by a woman authorDeath Takes a Wife by Anthony Gilbert (Lucy Beatrice Malleson) (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. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category.

6.  A romance classic. I’m pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classicWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (1962)

8.  A classic with a number in the title.  The Third Eye by Ethel Lina White (1937)

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It can be an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name in the titleThe Mouse in the Mountain by Norbert Davis (1943)

10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: Shangri-La in The Lost Horizon by John Hilton (1933)

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author.


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