Saturday, 17 January 2015

Back to the Classics Challenge 2015

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

     A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

2. A 20th Century Classic -- any book published between 1900 and 1965. 

     Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. A Classic by a Woman Author.

     The Portable Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton

4. A Classic in Translation. 

     The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

5. A Very Long Classic Novel -- a single work of 500 pages or longer. This does not include omnibus editions combined into one book, or short story collections.

     The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

6. A Classic Novella -- any work shorter than 250 pages. 

     Gulliver’s Travel by Jonathan Swift

7. A Classic with a Person's Name in the Title. 

     Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

8. A Humorous or Satirical Classic. 

     Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

9. A Forgotten Classic.

     The Monk by Matthew Lewis

10. A Nonfiction Classic. A memoir, biography, essays, travel, this can be any nonfiction work that's considered a classic, or a nonfiction work by a classic author.

     The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell

11. A Classic Children's Book. A book for your inner child! Pick a children's classic that you never got around to reading. 

     The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

12. A Classic Play. Your choice, any classic play, as long as it was published or performed before 1965. Plays are only eligible for this specific category.

     The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Do you join any reading challenge this year? What are they?


  1. Lovely choices! I hope you'll be posting reviews :)

    1. I will! I've finished A Tale of two Cities last week. I just need to write down review (much harder than I thought). Thanks for commenting :)

  2. I like your list. I've only read Tale of Two Cities. A Woman in White and the Life of Charlotte Bronte have been on my TBR list. Looking forward to your reviews!

    1. What a coincidence! The first book I read for this challenge is A Tale of Two Cities. Are you going to read The Woman in White and the Life of Charlotte Bronte anytime soon?