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Subject: Continuing Classics Challenge of 2018 for 2019
Date Posted: 1/14/2019 10:50 AM ET
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Didn't get off very well on this challenge so I am continuing my classics challenge for 2019.  Hope that's ok with everyone.

"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, 3/11/2019, 4.5.stars The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, 3/13/2019, 4 stars
    • 2015  A book you haven't read yet by a favorite classic author:  The Castle by Kafka, Surfacing by Margaret Atwood, 8/9/2019, 3/5 starsThe Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier, 4/8/2019, 4 stars.
    • 2014   New-to-you author   Tristana by Benito Perez Galdos  (Story of Tristana. Horacio, and Don Lope), 3/30/2018, 3.5 stars,
    • 2013   Special topics (Russian Literature)  Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, 4/6/2019, 3 stars
    • 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 stars  a 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: 2/6/2019 12:41 AM ET
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  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 20th Century Classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967.  The Little Girls (Twentieth Century Classics) by Elizabeth Bowen 1963  2/1  4 stars "The Child is the Father of the man"  How 3 women in their 60's were affected by their childhood together. Modernist and literary.
    • 2016  A classic by a non-white author A House for Mr. Biswas - V. S. Naipaul
    • 2015   lost in translation Dr. Zhivago -  Boris Pasternak
    • 2014  less-famous book Jamaica Inn - Daphne DuMaurier
    • 2013 Other Genres - Mystery Where There's a Will - Rex Stout
    • 2012
    • 2011 novel by an author you've always felt you should read Ulysses - James Joyce
    • 2010
  3. Enjoy your reading!


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