Classics Challenge

Classic Challenges

Get Ready for the “Back to the Classics Challenge 2011” hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much (hey, that’s me!)  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:   
The titles I plan to read will be listed in red.
Completed titles will be listed in blue, with links to the review.  

  1. A Banned Book    The Bluest Eye
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)   For Whom The Bell Tolls
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up:  The Age of Innocence
  4. A Children’s/Young Adult Classic  A Separate Peace
  5. 19th Century Classic  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  6. 20th Century Classic   Lolita
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic  The Blind Assassin
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes  Romeo & Juliet