Back to the Classics Challenge

I’ve been on hiatus for a while and now it’s time for me to get back to it. I have a few books I’ve read that I’ll be posting reviews on over the next few weeks.

I’m doing the Back to the Classics Challenge and some of the books are first time reads while others are rereads. This is actually a working list because I’m still in the process of diversifying it.

Some of the books I’ll be reading for the challenge are:

1. A 19th Century Classic
Dracula by Bram Stoke

2. A 20th Century Classic
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

3. A Classic by a Woman Author
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

4. A Classic in Translation
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

5. A Very Long Classic (more than 500 pages)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

6. Classic Novella
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

7. Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

8. Humorous or Satirical Classic
Letter from the Earth by Mark Twain
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

9. A Forgotten Classic
The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings

10. Nonfiction Classic
Black Boy by Richard Wright
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

11. Children’s Book
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

12. A Classic Play
Richard III by Shakespeare
Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Granted this is a pretty long list considering my other life obligations and I probably won’t get around to reading them all, but luckily a few of them are doing double duty.

If you want to check up on my Challenge progress, follow me on Goodreads and check my Back to the Classics shelf.

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