Friday, December 10, 2010

Back to the Classics Challenge 2011

  The second challenge I am committing to in 2011 is the Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much (don't we all?).  This is a more challenging challenge, as it has eight categories, but again I am going to wade through the overflowing to-read shelves to find the right books:

1,  A Banned Book:  The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle Completed!

2.  A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war): A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous  Completed!

3.  A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

4.  A Children's/Young Adult Classic:  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I am ashamed to admit I have never read this)

5.  19th Century Classic:  Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

6.  20th Century Classic: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (this will be a re-read but I haven't read it in years and I have always meant to go back to it)

7.  A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic:  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (another re-read)

8.  Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes:  The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

What do you think of my choices?


  1. You have a lot of GREAT choices, though I always get a bit worried when I see Little Women listed as "Children's/YA." Also, good luck with Vanity Fair - it's a monster, and not the most engaging read, but interesting. :)

  2. Great list and thank you for joining the Challenge! I am not familiar with many of the titles on your list, so I will be looking forward to your reviews!!

  3. Great choices! I think you'll really like Little Women & I recently read The Handmaid's Tale (loved it!). Lord of the Flies was a high school read for me--it was quite powerful.


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