Friday, February 20, 2015

My book choices for the Classics challenge 2015.

I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful book challenge. I was so amazed that I had all the books but one on my shelves. 

Without further ado, here are my choices:

1.  A 19th Century Classic -- any book published between 1800 and 1899.

    - Little Woman - Louisa M. Alcott

2.  A 20th Century Classic -- any book published between 1900 and 1965. 

   - The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien

3.  A Classic by a Woman Author

   - Kings in Grass Castles - Mary Durack

4.  A Classic in Translation

    - The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

5.  A Very Long Classic Novel 


6.  A Classic Novella -- any work shorter than 250 pages.

   - Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

7.  A Classic with a Person's Name in the Title

   - Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

8.  A Humorous or Satirical Classic.

   - Through the looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

9.  A Forgotten Classic.

   - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

10.  A Nonfiction Classic.

   - The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

11.  A Classic Children's Book.  A book for your inner child!  Pick a children's classic that you never got around to reading.  

   - Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter

12.  A Classic Play.

   - Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare 

Here it goes...


  1. I've joined this challenge too.. and am not doing too well! HA! I started North and South in DECEMBER(!) (against the rules, I know) and I'm only about 65% percent through! (I know that b/c my Kindle tells me so. :) ) I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna make it, but I'll give it my best!

    I've not heard of Kings in Grass Castles.. I'll have to add it to next year's list. :)

    1. Hi Catie, I find it difficult to get enough time. As a business owner (B&B) and a home schooling Mum, I'm slow also. I have only just signed up and have started 'Northanger Abbey'. It's fun being a part of a challenge though. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  2. What a wonderful challenge! Thanks for linking to it!

    For the record, Little Women has got to be one of my all-time favorites! My sister just read Les Miserables, which definitely count as a very long classic, and she thought it was fantastic (with a few tedious parts). I've been wanting to read it, too, but it's intimidating!

    1. Hey Mommy Chickadee! I'm looking forward to reading Little Woman for the first time. I also loved Les Miserables; I challenged myself to read the novel before it came out in the cinemas. I loved the musical, but I absolutely LOVED the book, it was one that I couldn't put down. Let us know when you start reading it. Great to have you drop by! :)

  3. It looks like a wonderful challenge! I am going to hop over to see it! Your list looks great as well!


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