Hosted by: Karen K @ Books and Chocolate
Dates: 1 January - 31 December, 2019
I really thought I'd finished signing up for next year's reading challenges, but you know how it is.
This year I read almost nothing but whodunnits and thrillers. Nothing wrong with that, of course — but I'd like to read some of the classic lit I've always intended to read but just never got around to. So, here I go again....
The 2019 Back to the Classics Challenge is composed of twelve categories. I probably won’t plan to complete all twelve, but I think I should be able to manage six. And at the moment, I'm thinking I might choose from these:
1. 19th Century Classic - Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
2. 20th Century Classic - Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E.M. Forster
3. Classic By a Female Author - Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell
4. Classic in Translation - Demian, by Hermann Hesse
5. Classic Comic Novel - The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse
6. Classic Tragic Novel - The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
7. Very Long Classic - The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
8. Classic Novella - The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
9. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean) - Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia) - The Grass Is Singing, by Doris Lessing (Africa)
11. Classic From a Place You've Lived - Horseman, Pass By, by Larry McMurtry (Texas)
12. Classic Play - Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde
But those plans are definitely subject to change, and I’ve got a long list of alternate choices over on my challenge blog. And that’s where I’ll track my progress during the year.