The Back to the Classics Challenge for 2018 is already up. I plan to participate. This would be my 4th year doing it. It’s a challenge that fits my love for the classics. It’s a nice way of seeing what classics others read, and I have much fun picking titles for each of the 12 categories, -even though I have tweaked titles every single year.
I’m using this post to start brainstorming about my possible selections.
1. A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.
La corte de Carlos IV, Galdós
2. A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1968.
True Grit, Charles Portis
3. A classic by a woman author.
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
4. A classic in translation.
The Cross, Sigrid Undset, #3 of Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy
5. A children’s classic.
The Silver Chair, C.S. Lewis
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. Probably a Dorothy Sayers title, or a Christie’s title.
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction.
Look Back on Happiness, Knut Hamsun
8. A classic with a single-word title.
Alfanhuí, Sánchez Ferlosio
Persuasion, Jane Austen
9. A classic with a color in the title.
The Scarlet Plague, (La peste escarlata), Jack London
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you.
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
11. A classic that scares you.
East of Eden, Steinbeck
12. Re-read a favorite classic.
Don Quijote, Cervantes