The Back to the Classics Challenge for 2018 has been posted at Karen's blog. It's one of those posts I impatiently wait for from mid-November onward. My challenge for this year, is not the reading part of the challenge, but the review part. I think I've participated two years now, and only managed one review. Oops!
Here are 2018's categories, and the books I chose:
A 19th century classic.
Middlemarch. This has been on my tbr for years. Some love it, some hate it, it's long... guess why I haven't read it yet?
2. A 20th century classic.
Catch-22. My husband is reading it, so I must as well. I actually bought this book, because my husband uses the phrase 'that's a catch-22' a lot, but has never read the book.
3. A classic by a woman author.
Gone With the Wind. This was my Mum's favourite. What I shame I haven't read it sooner.
4. A classic in translation.
The Master and Margarita. A book I know absolutely nothing about.
5. A children’s classic.
Rilla of Ingleside. I've slowly worked my way through the Gables series, and I will review the last one.
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction.
A Study in Scarlet. For sure, you will not believe, that I have never, ever, read or watched a Holmes book, movie, or series. NEVER!
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction.
The Time-Machine. My boys bought me this book. I guess that means one has to read it.
8. A classic with a single-word title.
We. Ever since I heard of this book it intrigued me. Russian and dystopian. win-win?
9. A classic with a colour in the title.
A Clockwork Orange. Honestly. I read the first page, and shelved it. But, it's short. No excuse, right? If, it's going to be a disaster, I may swap this one for Woman in White.
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you.
Therese Raquin. Kate Winslet mentioned it as her favourite. Not that I'm a huge fan of her, but the book grabbed my attention since.
11. A classic that scares you.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. I'm attempting to read this with the group of ladies on the Ambleside forums.
12. Re-read a favourite classic.
Jane Eyre. Two years ago I read this, and have been wanting to reread since.
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