Saturday, December 17, 2011

2012 Back to the Classics Challenge

Continuing with my barrage of 2012 Reading Challenge posts, the second of three challenges I'll be participating in this year is THIS:


Sarah Reads Too Much is running this challenge, and the link above includes all the rules. I'm kind of excited about this one too (obviously - or else I wouldn't have picked it!). I love to read classics, and so this shouldn't be too difficult. There are 9 categories, and the challenge is to read a different book for each of the following categories:

1. Any 19th Century Classic;
2. Any 20th Century Classic;
3. Reread a Classic of Your Choice;
4. A Classic Play;
5. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction;
6. Classic Romance;
7. Classic Translated from Another Language;
8. Classic Award Winner;
9. Classic Set in a Country I will Never Visit.

I still don't know which book I'll read for each category, but that's the beauty of this challenge - I don't have to decide right now. I can choose randomly throughout the year based on what I'm feeling.

I think the most difficult choice for me will be choosing a book translated from another language. I don't normally go out of the realm of books written in English, so I'll have to think about that one. As for the classic set in a country I will never visit, I'll probably choose something that takes place in either India or maybe somewhere in central Africa. There are a lot of places in the world that I'd like to visit, but those two are kind of low on the list. But again, I don't have to decide right now!

Again, I plan to edit this post after I read the book for each category, but I will also be writing separate posts for each book and link back to this post. Additionally, our challenge host will have a place on her blog for us to link our reviews, and I'll be linking up to that as well.

Here's to the classics!


  1. Yay! Thanks for joining in!! No need to be nervous - just have FUN! That is what it's all about.

    To the Classics!

  2. Thanks again! And thanks for the follow! Looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses!

  3. I highly recommend Rilke's Letters From a Young Poet for your translated work. It's just beautiful. :)