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These are the top choices of votes received (thus far) for the 2014 Classics Challenge (final votes are due by midnight Nov. 10).
1. made into film (7)
2. new-to-you author (6)
3. literary award winner (5) and lost in translation (5)
4. book you consider short (4); book you consider long (4); book you'd be proud to be caught reading (4); book you'd be embarrassed to be caught reading (4); classic ghost/horror story (4); short story collection (4); a less-famous work by a famous author (4)
5. banned book (3).
That gives us 12 categories--and we can leave it at that, if no one decides to change votes (totally legal--just let me know what you're adding and taking away).
Plus there are these categories that received 2 votes each: classic sci-fi; classic mystery; classic historical; biography; Russian lit; pre-19th century; book on TBR list; nom de plume; fairy tale/folk tale collection; letters written by an author; set during a war. Any votes added there can change the top 12.
If you can live with the top 12 listed above (I can), then sit tight. Otherwise, make a difference. I'll be reporting back in a few days.
I can come up with a program from among those categories, with the single exception of horror stories----and I still don't wanna read ghost stories, either.
The latest Man Booker prize seems to qualify for two of the categories----it's reported to be three times as long as any previous winner! I'm speaking of The Luminaries.