So about a year ago, I declared my intentions to join three reading challenges.
And failed miserably at two of them!
Surprisingly, I managed to meet my goal for the Back to the Classics challenge, which was to finish six categories. I read 9 books, although I only blogged about 8 of them. So yay! That is indeed one successful challenge! I am so bad at this…. I think I mostly join challenges just to make reading lists… and then forget them a few months down the road.
A Forgotten Classic: Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood
A Classic in Translation: The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai by Han Bangqing
A Classic Novella: Four Girls and a Compact by Annie Hamilton Donnell
A Classic with a name in its title: Mildred Pierce
A Classic Children’s Book: Mary Poppins
A 20th Century Classic: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
A Nonfiction Classic: To Sir with Love by E.R. Braithwaite
A Classic Play: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
A 19th Century Classic: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell (didn’t blog about this, but really liked it, as I tend to like most books by Gaskell).
I am tempted to join in next year’s challenge as I know I always need a push to read more classics! How about you? What reading challenges have caught your eye?