maanantai 27. joulukuuta 2010

Back to the Classics Challenge

What: "I am constructing this challenge to encourage myself to read more Classic Literature...  you know, all those books that we want to read 'someday'.  Well, the time is now.  I hope you will join me!"
When: From January 1st to December 31st 2011.
Why: It sounds like fun, the categories are broad enough to read books I find interesting, but they encourage me to read eight books that differ from each other.
My Goal: To read the eight books, and seven of them should be books I haven't read before.
Reviews: Are not necessary, so I don't think I'll post any.
Prize: When/if I finish this, I can mooch myself any book I want to.
List: I'm not sure what I'll read, yet, but I wrote down some suggestions.
  1. A Banned Book. George Orwell: Animal Farm (17.2.)
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia)
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
  4. A Children's/Young Adult Classic (Lewis Caroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
  5. 19th Century Classic: Dostojevski: Rikos ja rangaistus
  6. 20th Century Classic: Alice Walker: The Color Purple (~28.3.)
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes

2 kommenttia:

  1. Thank you so much for joining! I hope you have as much fun with it as I plan to!

  2. Thanks to you for hosting the challenge! I think it'll be great fun.