Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Back to the Classics 2013: My List



Well, you know I'm in.  I hope you are too!!  A lot of the books I'm reading for the Challenge are also books I'm reading for the Classics Club as well as my perpetual goal of reading books off the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list.  So, here's my list....   there is a very good chance I'll change titles for some categories, but it helps me if I have some sort of game plan to start.  Also, I am going to list titles for the optional categories too, though I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to read them all!  You know, school and all that :)


The Required Categories:
  1. A 19th Century Classic  Emma or Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  2. A 20th Century Classic  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic:  Lysistrata by Aristophanes
  4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience - either Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston or Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  5. A Classic Adventure  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  6. A Classic that prominently features an Animal Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Optional Categories:

    A.  Re-read a Classic  either Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger or Animal Farm by George Orwell 
   B.  A Russian Classic  The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
   C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title  The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
   D.  A Classic Children's/Young Adult title  The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
   E.  Classic Short Stories In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway or a collection of Edgar Allan Poe

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4 comments:

geoffwhaley.com said...

Whoohoo for Jane Austen and Aristophanes! That's the one to read of his. (If you email me your address I'll send you my copy of the three plays that I read this year because I'd just sell it back to the bookstore.

I'm hoping to post my thoughts on a list next week.

Patty said...

great reading list - more for my TBR list...

Arenel said...

Good choices! I'm also going to choose some books from 1001 and The Classics Club for this challenge. =) So thanks a lot for deciding to host it again this year! Besides, if you are also a 1001 fan, check this: http://rachelreadingnthinking.blogspot.cz/2012/12/1001-book-to-read-before-you-die.html?showComment=1354898364037#c8650187852211810599

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I love your choices! I vote for Sense & Sensibility, though Emma is good too. I adore Rebecca and The Phantom Tollbooth! I also just read Lysistrata this year. Happy reading!

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