I am horrible when it comes to finishing challenges. I am really good at starting them and I am truly awesome at coming up with reading lists 😀. But finishing them? Not really.
Every year-end I wonder if I should join challenges in the new year but the truth is, I cannot resist them! So here I am again, joining the Back to the Classics challenge hosted by Books and Chocolate.
This year, I’ve decided to try as much as possible to read books by women authors.
1. A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.
Adam Bede – George Eliot (1859)
2. A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1968. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications.
Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles (1943)
3. A classic by a woman author.
The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen (1948)
4. A classic in translation.
The Innocent Libertine by Colette (1909)
5. A children’s classic.
The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit (1907)
An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (1869-1870)
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction.
Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay (1935)
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green (1878)
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction
A Voyage in the Sunbeam by Anna Brassey (1878)
8. A classic with a single-word title.
The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1907)
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë (1849)
9. A classic with a color in the title.
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë (1847)
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer (1921)
10. A classic by an author that’s new to you.
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton (1958)
11. A classic that scares you.
The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon (990s to 1000s)
12. Re-read a favorite classic
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery (1908)