Notes on books, reading, and somewhat related topics
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Back to the Classics Check-in
Back to the Classics 2018 hosted at Books and Chocolate is one of my 2018 reading challenges. I committed to read at least 6 books for this one, each in a different one of the 12 defined categories. I have read books for 5 categories so far:
These are the remaining categories with some ideas of what I might read for them:
A classic in translation. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak; The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio; Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
A children's classic. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting; The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie; The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton; The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald; Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
A classic with a single-word title. Dracula by Bram Stoker; She by H. Rider Haggard; Walden by Henry David Thoreau
A classic that scares you. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. No ideas for this one -- if you have a recommendation please let me know.
Re-read a favorite classic. There are several possibilities for this, but I am not much of a re-reader so am not sure I will complete this category.