Back to the Classics Challenge

To broaden my reading list a bit I'm going to participate in Sarah's Back to the Classics Challenge 2013.

There are six required Classics categories and 5 optional categories.  I'm going to shoot for getting all the required and optional categories.

I have a plan and a backup plan in every category (except Russian Lit - if I can't make it thru Lolita I don't know what I'll do), but these can change if I want them too.

The Required Categories:

1.  A 19th Century Classic - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte or  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

2.  A 20th Century Classic - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton or Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

3.  A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe or Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood

4.  A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience - Beloved by Toni Morrison or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

5.  A Classic Adventure - Moby Dick by Herman Melville  

6.  A Classic that prominently features an Animal - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Optional Categories:

    A.  Re-read a Classic  - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell or The Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

   B.  A Russian Classic - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

   C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title  - Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter or A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

   D.  A Classic Children's/Young Adult title - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis or Across Five Aprils by  Irene Hunt

   E.  Classic Short Stories The Overcoat and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol


  1. Thanks for joining the Challenge! You've got a great list, with some great back ups too! Good Luck!!

    1. Thanks for hosting the challenge! I'm excited and anxious to get started.