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.


  1. Looks like you are doing well on this challenge. I may join in on this one next year, although I usually do poorly with challenges.

    1. Thanks! I like this challenge, though I found it was difficult to match the categories with the few books I had left on my Classics Club list. Now that I am starting a new list those 2 challenges should go together nicely.


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