This year in an effort to make my reading more intentional, as well as to read more classics, I joined the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 at Books and Chocolate (love that blog name!).
This is my preliminary list and I reserve the right to change my mind 😉 My goal this year is to read 25 books and these books represent almost half of that goal. Last year my goal was to read 20 books and I read 24.
Classics Challenge 2016
âœ”ï¸Ž1. 19th Century Author – Emma by Jane Austen – Finished March 2016 – Not my favorite Austen novel. I feel like I could have skipped a good many chapters in the middle and not missed a thing!
2. 20th Century Author – Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
3. Female Author – Laddie by Stratten Porter
4. Classic in Translation – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
5. Classic Non-White Author – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
6. Adventure Classic – The Last of the MohicansÂ by James Fenimore Â Cooper
âœ”ï¸Ž 7. Fantasy Classic – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – Finished Jan 2016 – This was only an okay pick for me. I realize I’m not really the target audience being an adult and all that, but it was just too odd for me. Fantasy is not a favorite of mine, so I’m glad I got it out of the way!
8. Classic Detective – Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. Name of Place in Title – Middlemarch by George Eliot
âœ”ï¸Ž10. Banned Book – The Call of the Wild by Jack London – Finished February 2016 – Jonah and I read this book together with him mostly reading to me. It was good and highly recommended especially for an animal/adventure lover.
11. Classic Re-read – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
12. Short Stories – A Good Man is Hard to FindÂ by Flannery O’Connor
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know your thoughts.