Monday, 12 December 2011

Back to the classics

Don't mind me, I'll just keep on participating in more challenges for 2012...  I'm looking forward to starting the Back to Classics challenge hosted by Sarah reads too much.
Here is my selection for the categories:

- Any 19th century classic:  Bleak House, by Ch. Dickens
- Any 20th century classic:  Room with a view, by E.M. Forster (while growing up, I must have seen the movie at least 15 times, but only read the book once...)
- Reread a classic of your choice:  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (my favourite Brontë)
- A Classic Play:  Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw (enjoyed the London play with Everett, Tointon and Rigg so much that I wanted to read it again)
- Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction:  The Boscombe Valley mystery, by A. Conan Doyle (final novel for Holmes...)
- Classic Romance:  Emma, by J. Austen ("a novel about the perils of misconstrued romance")
- Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to English:  War and Peace, by L. Tolstoy (It's on my TBR list for waayyy too long...)
- Classic Award Winner:  To kill a Mockingbird, by H. Lee (won the Pulitzer prize in 1961, and has been my mother's favourite read ever since)
- Read a Classic set in a Country that you will not visit during your lifetime:  1984, by G. Orwell (another of my favourite reads while growing up)


  1. Challenges are so addictive, especially in your first years of blogging. I hear the novelty wears out after a while :P

    Aren't you reading A Tale of Two Cities with the group? Or are you adding Bleak House to that? I'll give Dickens a pass this year, even if it's his anniversary.

    I (((heart))) Room with a View & To Kill a Mockingbird (I remember thinking "this was a perfect novel" when finishing it).

    I'm also going to "read W&P". have 61 hours of audiobook waiting for me. That's 5 hours a month. It'll be a year-long project.

  2. @Alex: You can't believe how addictive - I'm always on the lookout, so if you have any propositions, please let me know!!! Yes, I keep on adding books as this is just fun... Bleak, Room and To kill will actually be re-reads (from wayyyy back...) As to W&P, I've had this book for over 10 years, so I think it's only fair that I read it at some point!

  3. I will have to check out these challenges so that I read some 'serious' books for a change

  4. Ooh, what a great-sounding challenge, I love those categories. So tempting! I just finished Room With a View (on Alex's recommendation) and loved it, classic are pretty cool, eh? ;-)




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...