2018 is just a few weeks away, and I’m excited to say that I’m going to be joining the 2018 Back to the Classics Reading Challenge! You can find all the guidelines, and join the challenge yourself, over on Books and Chocolate. Here are some of the classics I’m planning to read next year (although, knowing me, this list will probably change!) All links go to the book’s Goodreads page.
- A 19th century classic: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I’m always up for another Dickens book! Hoping I’ll be able to find this one on audio, though.
- A 20th century classic: The Great Gatsby by F. Scot Fitzgerald. This is on my school list for next year, and of course it’s also a really famous classic.
- A classic by a woman author: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. I’m supposed to read this for school next year, and I’m very interested to see what the original story is really like.
- A classic in translation: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (English translation; originally written in French). I’ve been wanting to give this a reread (it’s probably my favorite Verne novels), and I have a nice audiobook version. The real problem will be making time to read it!
- A children’s classic: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read this once, a very, very long time ago, and I think it’s probably about time to read it again.
- A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction: Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. I’ve been reading the Lord Peter Whimsy mysteries recently, and a lot of people seem to think that this is one of the best books in the series. I believe we have an audiobook version, so I’ll probably listen to that.
- A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. I hadn’t even heard of this book before this challenge, but it looks to be very humorous and fun, so I hope I shall enjoy it.
- A classic with a single word title: Christy by Catherine Marshall. Another book that’s on my school list for next year. It looks quite interesting.
- A classic with a color in the title: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. It’s been a while since I read this, and as it’s an old favorite of mine I should probably get around to actually reading it again… 😛
- A classic by an author that’s new to you: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. My mom just got the new audiobook version, and really enjoyed it, so I think I’ll be checking it out as well.
- A classic that scares you: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I’ve heard that a lot of weirdness goes on in this book, so I suppose I’m rather nervous to actually read it…
- Re-read a favorite classic: Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery. The Emily series is my favorite L. M. Montgomery series, but I’ve only read the books once! So, I’ll be endeavoring to read them all again for this challenge, or at least read the first book.
I’m super excited to join this challenge! I haven’t been reading as much as I should recently, so hopefully this will get me off to a good start in the new year. Anyway, thanks so much for reading this post! You can follow me over on Goodreads for updates as I read some of these books. Will you be joining the challenge? Don’t forget to check it out over on Books and Chocolate!
See you again soon.