In a year that was full of real-life challenges, reading challenges took a back-seat and so I am pretty happy that I have been able to successfully finish the Back to Classics Challenge 2021 hosted @Books and Chocolate.
The goal was to read books published 50 years ago in 12 categories. I couldn’t manage all the twelve but was able to finish nine. The number in brackets after the title of the book is the link-up number in that particular category. My sign-up number for the challenge was 128. Email id is neerrr(at)protonmail(dot)com
- A 19th century classic: any book first published from 1800 to 1899
A 20th century classic: any book first published from 1900 to 1971: The Old Manor by Cecil Freeman Gregg (1945) (37) A classic by a woman author: The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1933) (38) A classic in translation:Three Comrades (Drei Kamraden) by Erich Maria Remarque. (37) A classic by BIPOC author; that is, a non-white author: In Andamans: The Indian Bastille by Bejoy Kumar Sinha (23) A classic by a new-to-you author, i.e., an author whose work you have never read: The Seventh Guest by Gaston Boca (41) New-to-you classic by a favorite author — a new book by an author whose works you have already read:The Black Shrouds by Conyth Little (1941) (40) A classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title. The animal can be real or metaphorical: Pigeons on the Grass by Wolfgang Koepenn (34)
- A children’s classic.
A humorous or satirical classic: The Majestic Mystery by Denis Mackail (34) A travel or adventure classic (fiction or non-fiction): An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith. The Main Character flies to India and has a curious adventure. (34)
- A classic play. This is a work that was originally written for the stage. Plays will only count in this category.
Did you take part in the challenge too? How did you fare?