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Subject: 2017 Classics Challenge--Lists only
Date Posted: 12/18/2016 4:57 PM ET
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Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. 

3.  A classic by a woman author

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two Cities, Three Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. 

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)

All credit for this list goes to the lovely blog Books and Chocolate



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1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemingway 9/3 1934

3.  A classic by a woman author

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

6.  A romance classic. Lady Anna - Anthony Trollope 3/12  Middling Trollope. Insipid Lady Anna being pressured to marry a penniless Earl cousin, but she has promised her hand to a tailor.  Best part is her Countess mother, who goes from a sympathetic character to a woman without a soul.  2.5 stars

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two Cities, Three Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. Some Buried Caesar - Rex Stout. 11/13 Caesar is a prize bull

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)



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Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge. (Will choose 6)

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899: The Red Badge of Courage by Crane

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967: House Made of Dawn by Momaday or Sir Nigel by Doyle

3.  A classic by a woman authorEthan Frome by Wharton

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Simenon

5.  A classic published before 1800. Robinson Crusoe by Defoe

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot. The Virginian: a horseman of the plains by Wister

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. The Sign of the Four by Doyle

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. The Ox-bow Incident by Clark

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc. (wild card replacement): The Innocents Abroad by Twain

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian ClassicAnd Quiet Flows the Don by Sholokhov

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.) Little Big Man by Berger



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Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. 

3.  A classic by a woman author

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. 

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)

 

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Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. 

3.  A classic by a woman authorThe Crimson Patch (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 8) by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1936)

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two Cities, Three Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc.   Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner (1962)

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)

All credit for this list goes to the lovely blog Books and Chocolate



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Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.  The Lesson of the Master by Henry James, 7/6/2017, 3 stars

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967Flowers for Alagernon by Daniel Keyes, 11/17/2017, 4 stars.

3.  A classic by a woman author. - Emma by Jane Austen. in process

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.  The Evenings by Gerard Reve, 9/5/2017, 3 stars  (Dutch)

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.  The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, 4 stars, 4/2/2017

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.  Gift of the Magi and Other Stories by O. Henry, 1/14/2017, 4 stars  (Not only is Gift of the Magi romantic so are several other stories in this collection.)

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads. Nine Coaches Waiting, 6/2/2017, 5 stars


8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 3/5/2017, 3 stars.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc.  The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, have

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, 8/20/2017, 4.5 stars, Pulitizer Prize 2017

12. A Russian Classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author.  Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, have

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)

All credit for this list goes to the lovely blog Books and Chocolate



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 I will read these books for the challenge.
 
updated February 13 1.  A 19th Century Classic - Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen (1813), My review is here.
 
updated May 11 2.  A 20th Century Classic – The Crying of Lot 49 – by Thomas Pynchon (1965). My review is here.
 
updated February 10 3.  A classic by a woman author – Domestic Manners of the Americans – Frances Trollope (1832). My review is here.
 
updated May 23 4.  A classic in translation – The Tale of Genji – Murasaki Shikibu (tr. Seidensticker) (about 1021). My review is here.
 
updated January 26 5.  A classic published before 1800 - Roderick Random - Tobias Smollet. My review is here.
 
updated April 19 6.  An romance classic – The Claverings - Anthony  Trollope (1877). My review is here.
 
updated May 5 7.  A Gothic or horror classic - One Thousand and One Ghosts - Alexandre Dumas (1848). My review is here.
 
updated May 8 8.  A classic with a number in the title – The Case of the Seven of Calvary – Anthony Boucher (1937) My review is here.
 
updated May 17  A classic which includes the name of an animal in the title -  Bugles and a Tiger: My Life in the Gurkhas - John Masters (1956). My review is here.
 
updated March 15 10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit – Small Town D.A. – Robert Traver. (1958). My review is here.
 
updated January 17 11. An award-winning classic - Aududon - Catherine Rourke. My reivew is here.
 
updated March 12 12. A Russian Classic – The Complete Short Novels – Anton Chekhov (tr. Pevear & Volokhonsky). My review is here.
 

Other classics: Click the title/author to go to the review

Green-eyed Monster (classic about jealousy): He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope

Victorian Wraiths: The Haunted House – Charles Dickens

La Belle France (classic set in France): Maigret Goes Home – Georges Simenon

Caledonia Stern & Wilde (classic set in Scotland): Lament for a Maker – Michael Innes

Our ancestors were smarter than us (classic nonfiction): A Natural History of Nonsense – Bergan Evans

 



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I hope y'all don't mind me jumping in here! I've got so many classics on my TBR pile. Hoping this will help get some of them read! 

 

Choose 6 for the light challenge or 12 for the full challenge.

1.  A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2.  A 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. 

3.  A classic by a woman author

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.

5.  A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category also.

6.  A romance classic. We’re pretty flexible here about the definition of romance around here. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads

8.  A classic with a number in the title. Examples include A Tale of Two CitiesThree Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V, Fahrenheit 451, etc.

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.  It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. 

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.

11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author. 

Wild card ** Substitute one category for another, or one from the 2016 list.  May be used twice.  (Maybe you hate romance or the Russian tomes.)