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Back to the Classics | Reading Challenge 2019

In search for motivation for reading more classics this year and also increasing my overall number of reads, I stumbled upon many great challenges in the past few weeks. I have been wanting to read more classics and I found the perfect challenge in the form of ‘Back to the Classics 2019’ by Karen at Books and Cholocate.

Here is a list of the tentative books that I’m thinking of reading this year:

1. 19th Century Classic:  Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1851) or Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
2. 20th Century Classic: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)
3. Classic by a Woman Author: Middlemarch by George Elliott (Mary Anne Evans) (1872) or Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
4. Classic in Translation: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878)
5. Classic Comic Novel: Catch-22 by Josheph Heller (1953)
6. Classic Tragic Novel: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)
7. Very Long Classic: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844) (1276 pages)
8. Classic Novella: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) (180 pages)
9. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean): A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul (Trinidad & Tobago) (1961)
10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia): The Train to Pakistan by Khuswant Singh ( India/Pakistan) (1956)
11. Classic From a Place You’ve Lived: Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali (Delhi, India) (1940)
12. Classic Play: (Something by Shakespeare probably)

 

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6 thoughts on “Back to the Classics | Reading Challenge 2019

  1. There’s a Moby Dick read-along beginning in February at Brona’s Books if you’re interested. A number of us are going to join.

    Middlemarch is one of my favourite novels! And Twilight in Delhi sounds interesting. I’ll have to look it up!

    All the best with this fun challenge!

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