Monday, December 30, 2019

Reading Classic Books Challenge

I have no clue if Back to the Classics which I have done for the last few years will be offered and have been checking back to see if it will be. But still no word and I got tired of waiting and decided to do this classics challenge for next year, at The Broken Spine.

The Challenge Prompts:

1) Read a classic over 500 pages: The Canterbury Tales--Geoffrey Chaucer
2) Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character: Infants of the Spring--Wallace Thurman
3) Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live: Cranford--Elizabeth Gaskell
4) Read a classic in translation: The Betrothed--Alessandro Manzoni
5) Read a classic by a new to you author: White Fang--Jack London
6) Read a book of poetry: The Complete Poems of John Keats
7) Read a classic written between 1800-1860: The Blithedale Romance--Nathaniel Hawthorne
8) Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character: The Green Carnation--Robert Smythe Hitchens
9) Read a classic written by a woman: And Then There Were None--Agatha Christie
10) Read a classic novella: In a German Pension--Katherine Mansfield
11) Read a classic nonfiction: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings--Maya Angelou
12) Read a classic that has been banned or censored: Lysistrata--Aristophanes 
Challenge completed on October 6

1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly the classics daunt many of us and spend too long in the unread piles/towers.
Have fun with this one.