Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Back to the Classics Challenge 2012

The Back to the Classics Challenge 2012 is hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much.

*Click the links above or the image to sign up


  1. Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Books started before January 1st do not count, and all links/reviews/comments for each category must be posted in the correct place by December 31st. Feel free to join in at any time, but the end date is December 31.
  2. Please feel free to use books in this Challenge toward any other Challenge you may be participating in. However, you must read a different book for each category of this challenge. Audio and e-books are allowed.
  3. Please sign up for the Challenge using the linky list (or comment section if you do not have a blog/website). If you would be so kind, please spread the word about this challenge by creating a post on your blog/website and link back to this sign up page.
  4. Once the Challenge has begun, you will see a new bar on the left hand side of this blog. This will list the places for you to link/comment your reviews of the book you have read for each category as well as a "wrap up" page. I will not be doing monthly check-in posts this year. I will probably do a "Half Way" post in June. These will be important because....

She is giving away an awesome prize this year that anyone who completes the challenge is eligible for.  Be sure to check it out at the links above.
  • Any 19th Century Classic
  • Any 20th Century Classic
  • Reread a classic of your choice
  • A Classic Play
  • Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
  • Classic Romance
  • Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language - To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language. 
  • Classic Award Winner - To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award. 
  • Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime - To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.
I love these categories! Thanks to my friend, Heather, for giving me a heads up on this one.
  • 19th Century: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • 20th Century: The Color Purple by Alice Walker COMPLETED 2/28/2012 (REVIEW)
  • Classic reread: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Classic play: Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
  • Classic mystery/horror/crime fiction: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Classic romance: Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
  • Classic translation: The Master of Hestviken by Sigrid Undset
  • Classic award winner: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Nebula Award-1970)
  • Classic in country I will not visit in my lifetime: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

1 comment:

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