Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011

Back to the Classics Challenge

I am signing up for another challenge! Amazement! Excitement! Rejoicing!
(In fact I want to sign up for so many, many more but I. Have. No. Time.)
Anyway, it's a challenge probably all of you have already joined: The Back To The Classics Challenge 2012 by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much.

Should you be one of the five people in this universe who have not heard about it yet, here are the rules:

To participate you have to read one book out of each of the following categories.

  • Any 19th Century Classic
  • Any 20th Century Classic
  • Reread a classic of your choice
  • A Classic Play
  • Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
  • Classic Romance
  • Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language   - To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language.  
  • Classic Award Winner  - To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award.  
  • Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime  - To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either.  Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count.
So, here are the ones I choose, determined to read them all:

  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  • Hamlet, Shakespeare (Although I am going to read a lot of plays, due to my Greek Tragedies Challenge and Allie's Shakespeare Reading Month)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe
  • Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
  • The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Marquez
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Most of the books on my list are ones which I have wanted to read for a long time and now voilà, here's my opportunity to finally do. I can hardly wait until 2012, my fingers are already itching with the desire to pick up these books!

1 Kommentar:

  1. Thanks for joining the challenge! And I know about itching to start reading.... my pile of books for this challenge is just BEGGING to be read now!