Thursday, January 06, 2022

2022 Back to the Classics Reading Challenge

Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2022
Hosted by Books and Chocolate (sign up here)
January - December 2022
# of books: 9 to 12 is my goal

Categories for 2022

1. A 19th century classic. Any book first published from 1800 to 1899
Our Mutual Friend. Charles Dickens. 1865. 801 pages. [Source: Bought]

2. A 20th century classic. Any book first published from 1900 to 1972. All books must have been published at least 50 years ago; the only exceptions are books which were written by 1972 and posthumously published.

Exodus. Leon Uris. 1958. 610 pages. [Source: Library]

3. A classic by a woman author.

Katherine. Anya Seton. 1954. 512 pages. [Source: Bought]

4. A classic in translation.  Any book first published in a language that is not your primary language. You may read it in translation or in its original language, if you prefer. 
Mio, My Son. Astrid Lindgren. 1954/2015. NYR Children's Collection. 184 pages. [Source: Library]

5. A classic by BIPOC author. Any book published by a non-white author.

A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. 1959/2011. 160 pages. [Source: Library]

 Mystery/Detective/Crime Classic. It can be fiction or non-fiction (true crime). Examples include Murder on the Orient Express, Crime and Punishment, In Cold Blood.
Death on the Nile. Agatha Christie. 1937/2007. Black Dog & Leventhal. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]

7. A Classic Short Story Collection. Any single volume that contains at least six short stories. The book can have a single author or can be an anthology of multiple authors. 

I, Robot. Isaac Asimov. 1950. 304 pages. [Source: Library]

8. Pre-1800 Classic. Anything written before 1800. Plays and epic poems, such as the Odyssey, are acceptable in this category. 

Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Translated by Edith Grossman. 1605. 940 pages. [Source: Bought]

9. A Nonfiction Classic. Travel, memoirs, and biographies are great choices for this category.

A Night to Remember. Walter Lord. 1955. 182 pages. [Source: Library]

10. Classic That's Been on Your TBR List the Longest. Find the classic book that's been hanging around unread the longest, and finally cross it off your list!  

The Forsyte Saga. (The Forsyte Chronicles #1-3). John Galsworthy. 1922. 872 pages. [Source: Bought]

11. Classic Set in a Place You'd Like to Visit. Can be real or imaginary -- Paris, Tokyo, the moon, Middle Earth, etc. It can be someplace you've never been, or someplace you'd like to visit again.

Hawaii. James A. Michener. 1959. 1136 pages. [Source: Library]

12. Wild Card Classic. Any classic you like, any category, as long as it's at least 50 years old

 Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. Alfred Lansing. 1959/2015. 357 pages. [Source: Library]

© 2022 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

R. E. Chrysta said...

Already you're almost half way through the challenge categories. Well done! I really like your Dickens and Asimov choices. Hopefully I'll be able to get around to them at some point. Have a great rest of the year with the challenge!