Back to the Classics Challenge 2017


Once again, Karen of Books and Chocolate  is hosting Back to the Classics, a challenge that encourages bloggers to discover and enjoy classic books they might not have tried, or just never got around to reading. Go here for more information and to sign up.

And there is a prize for completing all 12 categories! One lucky winner will receive a $30 (US) prize from or The Book Depository.

  • Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
  • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
  • Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing

Here are the categories and my choices:

1. A 19th Century Classic – Ruth Hall (1855), Fanny Fern

2.  A 20th Century Classic– The Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin

3.  A classic by a woman author –  Mansfield Park, Jane Austen

4.  A classic in translationNobody’s Boy, Hector Malot, trans. from the French by Florence Crewe-Jones

5.  A classic published before 1800 – Roxana, Daniel Defoe (1724)

6.  An romance classic – Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

7.  A Gothic or horror classic –  Dracula, Bram Stoker

8.  A classic with a number in the title – Fever 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title –  Penguins and Golden Calves, Madeleine L’Engle

10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit – The Wonder, Emma Donoghue

11. An award-winning classic – The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare (The Newbery Medal, 1962

12. A Russian Classic – The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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