Back to the Classics 2018


This will be my second year with this challenge. In 2017 I didn’t quite get all 12, because I wasn’t thrilled with all the categories. This year I love all of them!

Run by Karen at Karen’s Books and Chocolate, all the details are here where you can also sign up.

And here are the categories for the 2018 Back to the Classics Challenge and my choices:

1.  A 19th century classic – Jo’s Boys, Louisa May Alcott (1886)

2.  A 20th century classic – O Pioneers!, Willa Cather (1913)

3.  A classic by a woman author Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell (1848)

4.  A classic in translationSwiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss (1812)

5. A children’s classic – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Kate Douglas Wiggin (1903)

6.  A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction – 10 Little Indians, Agatha Christie (1940)

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction – Our Hearts were Young and Gay, Cornelia Otis Skinner (1942)

8. A classic with a single-word titleEmma, Jane Austen (1815)

9. A classic with a color in the titleThe Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)

10. A classic by an author that’s new to you – The Bostonians, Henry James (1886)

11. A classic that scares you Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, (1813)

12. Re-read a favorite classic Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (1847)


5 thoughts on “Back to the Classics 2018

  1. I just saw Jo’s Boys was on TV the other day and I made a mental note to read it one of these days – I had no idea it had been adapted to film! I also put Gone With the Wind as a book that scares me – it’s ridiculously huge. lol. Good luck with your reading!


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