Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I love the Back to the Classics Challenge. (Thank you to Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much for hosting!) It prods me to open up those books I've been meaning to get to and to actually read them. It also challenges me to put a few things on my list that I probably never would have read otherwise. I'm looking forward to picking out my books for the 2013 challenge, but in the meantime, here are the books I read for this year's challenge, with links to reviews.

1. A 19th century classic:  Hard Times by Charles Dickens

2. A 20th century classic: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

3. Re-read a classic:  Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

4. A classic play: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

5. A classic mystery/horror/crime novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louise Stevenson

6. A classic romance: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

7. A translated classic: Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac

8. An award winning classic: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

9. A classic set in a country I will not (realistically) visit: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy