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Subject: 2018 Classics Challenge
Date Posted: 12/31/2017 2:05 PM ET
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I'm going ahead and posting a challenge here since no one's created one and it's almost 2018. I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. It's very general and basic. Feel free to join!

"DIY" 2018 Challenge instructions:

  1. Set your own goal as to how many classics you'd like to read this year.
  2. Choose topics from previous challenge years (or design your own).
  3. Enjoy your reading!

 

 

 



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Subject: My spot: 2018 classics challenge
Date Posted: 12/31/2017 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2010
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My goal: 4 books (more if possible), selected from the list below

from 2017 challenge:

  • A classic in translation: Rickshaw Boy by Lao
  • A classic with a number in the title: The Sign of the Four by Doyle
  • A classic set in a place you'd like to visit: The Good Earth by Buckman

from 2016 challenge:

  •  A classic by a non-white author: House Made of Dawn by Momaday

from 2015 challenge:

  • a book set during a war: The Red Badge of Courage by Crane
  • book you consider short: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Simenon

from 2014 challenge:

  • less-famous book by a famous author: Unpunished by Gilman

from 2013 challenge: 

  • Russian Lit: And Quiet Flows the Don by Sholokhov

from 2012 challenge:

  • biography/autobiography/memoirs: Never Cry Wolf by Mowat

from 2011 challenge:

  • family conflicts: McTeague by Norris


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Date Posted: 1/1/2018 7:31 AM ET
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"DIY" 2018 Challenge instructions:

  1. Set your own goal as to how many classics you'd like to read this year.  Making a list of the books I've been meaning to read and choosing from the list.  All are on my shelf.
  2. Choose topics from previous challenge years (or design your own).
    • 2017   A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899 - The Europeans by Henry James, 10/25/2018, 3 stars
    • 2016  A 19th Century Classic:  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, in process 6.  An adventure classic:  Treasure Island  7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic:   Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein, in process
    • 2015  A book you haven't read yet by a favorite classic author:  The Castle by Kafka
    • 2014   New-to-you author   Tristana by Benito Perez Galdos  (Story of Tristana. Horacio, and Don Lope), 3/30/2018, 3.5 stars,
    • 2013     
    • 2012
    • 2011  Poetry collection  The Wisdom of Gibran edited by Joseph Sheban, reading this one since I read The Prophet in college and I think it best fits here.  Completed 6/23/2018, 3 starsa classic author's first novel:  This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 11/9/2018, 3 stars
    • 2010  Book on your TBR:  Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston, 6/15/2018, 4 stars.


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Date Posted: 1/3/2018 6:57 PM ET
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No toes stepped on here.  Good idea!  My continuing resolution:  Finish The Brothers Karamazov!

"DIY" 2018 Challenge instructions:

  1. Set your own goal as to how many classics you'd like to read this year.
  2. Choose topics from previous challenge years (or design your own).
    • 2017  A classic in translation: The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky 5/7 Can't believe I finally finished it!
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2011
    • 2010  Classic Mystery:  Mystery Mile - Margery Allingham (1930) 1/6   #2 in Albert Campion
  3. Enjoy your reading!


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Date Posted: 1/31/2018 1:54 PM ET
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Posted March 26 1. A 19th century classic: Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (1811). My review is here.
Posted February 25 2. A 20th century classic: All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren (1946) My review is here.
Posted April 25 3. A classic by a woman author: American Humor: A Study of the National Character– Constance Rourke (1931) My review is here.
Posted March 23 4. A classic in translation:  The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge. My review is here.
Posted April 4 5. A children's classic: Peter Pan – James Barrie. My review is here.
Posted March 8 6. A classic crime story: Rear Window and Other Stories - Cornel Woolrich (circa 1940s) My review is here.
Posted February 15 7. A classic travel narrative: Notes on a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo - William Makepeace Thackeray (1845). My review is here.
Posted May 25 8. A classic with a single-word title: Wanderer - Sterling Hayden, My reivew is here.
Posted May 7 9. A classic with a color in the title: Red Threads - Rex Stout, My review is here.
Posted August 3 10. A classic by an author that's new to you: Shakespeare - Mark Van Doren. My review is here.
Posted January 29 11. A classic that scares you: Middlemarch – George Eliot (1872). My review is here.
Posted May 10 12. Re-read a favorite classic: The Genius and the Goddess - Aldous Huxley. My review is here



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