Back for the 8th year, Karen of Books and Chocolate is once again hosting the Back to the Classics Challenge for readers of classic literature. The Twelve fun and entertaining categories include fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and plays that must have been published before 1971; now, that’s only one book a month! She always draws a winner at the end for those who complete all 12 categories. A $30.00 gift certificate for Amazon is worth the finish!
Here are the categories and the books I have chosen to read.
1. A 19th century classic: Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe (1819)
2. A 20th century classic: Enid Bagnold, The Loved and Envied (1951)
3. A classic by a woman author: Willa Cather, My Antonia (1918)
4. A classic in translation: Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
5. A classic by BIPOC author: Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (1946)
6. A classic by a new-to-you author: William Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1847)
7. New-to-you classic by a favorite author: C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet (1938)
8. A classic about an animal: Flora Thompson, Lark Rise (1939)
9. A children’s classic: T. H. White, Mistress Masham’s Repose (1946)
10. A humorous or satirical classic: Aldus Huxley, Antic Hay (1923).
11. A travel or adventure classic: Cornelia Otis Skinner & Emily Kimbrough, Our Hearts were Young and Gay (1942)
12. A classic play: Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance (first performed, April 19, 1893)