Back to the Classics Challenge 2011

Nov 17, 2010 by

Classic Challenges

Get Ready for the “Back to the Classics Challenge 2011”!  I am constructing this challenge to encourage myself to read more Classic Literature…  you know, all those books that we want to read “someday”.  Well, the time is now.  I hope you will join me!

This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate.  You can join in at any point.  If you do not have a blog of your own, please feel free to update using the Comments section of this post.  I will start a separate page on this blog to track my own progress, and you can feel free to comment there as well.  This is intended to be a stress-free challenge, and therefore I am giving a 6 month time frame for completion.  The Challenge will be open from January – December  2011.  You can list you book choices before the challenge starts, or as you go along….  whatever works best for you.

The goals to complete:

  1. A Banned Book
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up:  a list can be found here
  4. A Children’s/Young Adult Classic
  5. 19th Century Classic
  6. 20th Century Classic
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes
Feel free to use books in this Challenge toward other challenges as well (I know I will be), but please try to choose 8 different books for these goals.
Good Luck to everyone!

Edited to add:   as of February 19, 2011 – the Challenge end date has been changed from June 31 to December 31st.

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