I think I've gotten most of my possible reads for the Back to the Classics Challenge (hosted by Books and Chocolate) decided upon... although there are some categories in which I know that may end up being changed as my book moods change throughout the year. Regardless, I figured I'd post this now, and can then compare at the end of the year!


1) A 19th-century Classic: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

2) A 20th-century Classic: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

3) A Classic Written By a Woman: Song of the Lark, Willa Cather

4) A Classic in Translation: The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

5) A Classic by a Non-White Author: The Art of War, Sun Tzu

6) An Adventure Classic: 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, Jules Verne (a reread, but I've honestly forgotten most of it, aside from general plot)

7) A Sci-fi/Fantasy/Dystopian Classic: War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

8) A Classic with a Detective MC: Fantômas, Marcel Allain

9) A Classic with a Place Name in the Title: Either Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea or Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

10) A Banned/Challenged Classic: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (another reread, but a very different version [the annotated one])

11) A Reread of a Classic from HS/College: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

12) A Collection of Classic Shorts (8+): Either J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories or H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories