I'm taking the Back to the Classics challenge this year. It was shared on the AmblesideOnline forum and seemed like fun. Most of the books were something I was wanting to read anyway, while a few of the categories will make me search for something outside of my usual reads. Which is the fun part!
1. A 19th Century Classic - Three Men in a Boat. Short, funny, something I've been wanting to read.
2. A 20th Century Classic - Lord of the Flies. A book I feel like I should read, not really looking forward to it.
3. A classic by a woman author. Kristen Lavransdatter. All three if I have time and find them.
4. A classic in translation. Not sure... maybe Beowulf, although I am not excited about the idea.
5. A classic by a non-white author. Ideas please?
6. An adventure classic - Treasure Island, a Sir Walter Scott, or something else I decide on later.
7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. The Return of the King or Brave New World.
8. A classic detective novel. Probably the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, because it's a book I have in hard copy and I haven't read any of his books.
9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. Undecided.
10. A classic which has been banned or censored. Probably To Kill a Mockingbird. I have never read this book before, and I feel like I'm behind the times since it's a high school standard.
11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). Probably Pride and Prejudice. I didn't read many classics in high school, but I read this and didn't really like it. Maybe my tastes have changed.
12. A volume of classic short stories. No idea. I haven't even looked into this category. It's fun to leave them open, it's like a wrapped present, so many options!