Saturday, November 20, 2010

Back to the Classics Challenge

One of my goals for the new year was to find a reading challenge to participate in. As a new blogger, I wanted to take it pretty easy to start off until I learn the ropes of this whole challenge thing. (Am I defeating the purpose behind the idea of a challenge?) But I found one that sounds just right. Have a look at the Sarah Reads too Much: Back to the Classics Challenge 2011.

Essentially the challenge is to read 8 classics in the first six months of 2011. They must be:

1. A banned book.
2. A book with a wartime setting.
3. A Pulitzer Prize (fiction) winner or runner-up.
4. A Children's/Young Adult classic
5. A 19th century classic
6. A 20th Century classic
7. A book you think should be considered a 21st century classic.
8. Re-read a book from your high school/college classes

If you don't have a blog, you can comment on your progress in the comments section on Sarah's blog-- the challenge is open to all!

I've already picked out some of the books I plan to read and I'm still pondering the choices for others. But now I have my first challenge and a firm set of goals for 2011!