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!


  1. So happy to have you in the Challenge!! Thank you for joining! I'm still working out my books to read too... I'm notorious for choosing them at the last minute!

  2. Good luck with this challenge! I've signed up for it as well. Here's to success :)

  3. This sounds like a really fun challenge. I might have to join it.

  4. This sounds like a really good, yet accessible challenge. I would be temptedto join in but I know well that this year is not the right year to do so :(

  5. This is probably just me, but the challenge is sounds a little complicated - do you have a list of suggestions?
    I'd have to work out my books fairly carefully!! I usually read what I like, and then figure out which challenge it falls into :D

    - Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books