Reading Classics Books Challenge



Erica of The Broken Spine is doing her first reading challenge and it’s for the classics and this will help me on the last leg of my Classics Club list and get some books off my TBR, so how could I say ‘no’ to this?! For more information you can go to her Challenge page.

This challenge is a series of 12 prompts:

1) Read a classic over 500 pages-The Portrait of a Lady (1881), Henry James

2) Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character-Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), Frederick Douglass

3) Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live-Room with a View (1908), E.M. Forster

4) Read a classic in translation-The Ladies Paradise (1883), Emile Zola

5) Read a classic by a new to you author-The Great Gatsby (1925), F. Scott Fitzgerald

6) Read a book of poetry-Beowulf

7) Read a classic written between 1800-1860- Mary Barton (1848), Elizabeth Gaskell

8) Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character-The Well of Loneliness (1928), Radclyffe Hall

9) Read a classic written by a woman-Middlemarch (1874), George Eliot

10) Read a classic novella-Sanctuary (1903), Edith Wharton

11) Read a classic nonfiction-Innocents Abroad (1869), Mark Twain

12) Read a classic that has been banned or censored-The Well of Loneliness (1928), Radclyffe Hall



2 thoughts on “Reading Classics Books Challenge

  1. Hi Laurie, I’m glad you’re joining the Reading Classic Books challenge. Beowulf is on my list to read as well. I really enjoyed it, that is once I read a translation in verse. I’ve heard that Seamus Heaney is the best and I was fortunate enough to get a used hardcover for really cheap and it looks brand new. I’m excited to read that.

    If you can, don’t forget to follow on Twitter and Instagram and join the Goodreads group. I’ll post announcements there and if you want to buddy read a book or books from your challenge list, you can post it there.

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