I’ve completed 1/4 of the reading challenge and thought I’d update here.
1. A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899. – unfinished
2. A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967. – unfinished
3. A classic by a woman author. – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. I’d never heard of her before, but it sounded like a good book and I wasn’t disappointed. While I wished part of it would have moved a little faster (and apparently it did in the original publication as a serial), it was a well-written story.
4. A classic in translation. – unfinished. Maybe I’ll go with Madame Bovary, but I’m not sure.
5. A classic published before 1800. reading now – The Aeneid by Virgil
6. A romance classic. – A Room with a View by E. M. Forster. I wasn’t all that impressed, really.
7. A Gothic or horror classic. – Dracula by Bram Stoker. I can’t recommend this book enough! It is such an amazing book. Everyone needs to go and read this. Well – what are you waiting for?!
8. A classic with a number in the title. – unfinished
9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title. – unfinished
10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. –unfinished
11. An award-winning classic. – unfinished
12. A Russian Classic. – unfinished
So for the ones I’ve yet to read, or even to decide on a book to read for that category, I’m open to suggestions. I’m trying to read books I’ve not read before (I had read Dracula years ago, but it’s so good I just had to reread it).