2019 Back to the Classics



Once again, Karen at Karen’s Books and Chocolate is hosting this year-round classic literature challenge. Choose 12 books that fit 12 categories. For rules and to link up go here.

My list:

1. 19th Century Classic. Villette, Charlotte Bronte

2. 20th Century Classic. Night and Day, Virginia Woolf

3. Classic by a Female Author. O! Pioneers or My Antonia, Willa Cather

4. Classic in Translation. Therese Raquin, Emile Zola

5. Classic Comic Novel. Indiscretions of Archie, P.G. Wodehouse

6. Classic Tragic Novel. The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall

7. Very Long Classic. (500+ pages). The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James

8. Classic Novella. Madame de Treymes, Edith Wharton

9. Classic From the Americas. Emily of New Moon, LM Montgomery

10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia). Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay

11. Classic From a Place You’ve Lived. Read locally! (California) Ramona, Helen Hunt Jackson

12. Classic Play. The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde

11 thoughts on “2019 Back to the Classics

  1. Hi! Your blog is beautiful. I have never added a blog so quickly to my blogroll! I am part of a XIXe and am looking for the more obscure titles. ‘Ramona’ is going straight on my list.


    • Hi Cleo! Yes, Jane Eyre is one of those books I really love and have reread it several times. We shall see very soon about Villette as I am going to start it this week. Have you read it?

      ‘Back to the Classics’ is one of the reading challenges that helps me with my Classics Club list and I generally like all the categories. One of the categories this time around is to read a novella, so I chose this by Wharton.

      And Anna Karenina….a litttttle intimidated here, but someone on Instagram said she is thinking about hosting a readalong, which will make it nice to read with others.


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