Classics Challenge Check-In
I didn't even think about it until Beth at Bookworm Meets Bookworm posted her check-in, but today is the half-way point for the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much (if you are sticking to the original end date of June 30th, like I am).
Finished: 4 of 8 books
A banned book: Lady Chatterley's Lover, D. H. Lawrence (1928)
A Pulitzer Prize winner in Fiction: The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest Hemingway (1951)
19th Century classic: The Age of Innocence (book one) (book two), Edith Wharton (1920)
20th Century classic: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thorton Wilder (1927)
In reviewing these titles I realized that I failed to actually chose a 19th century classic for the 19th century classic category. I don't really know what happened there, and I'm not sure why no one pointed it out to me when I posted my Classics Challenge breakdown. So, I'm going to scratch The Age of Innocence from my list (sigh) and seek out an actual 19th century classic. I'm thinking Thérèse Raquin by Zola since I've already got it on my shelf.
Of the four classics I have read so far, my favorite one was Lady Chatterley's Lover. It's fantastic and I plan on incorporating more D.H. Lawrence into my reading diet.
The other 4 (or now 5) titles I've got left to read:
A book with a wartime setting: Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
A children's classic: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (1868)
A 19th century classic (grrrrr...): tentatively Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola (1867)
A book I think should be considered a 21st century classic: Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)
A reread from highschool/college: The Awakening, Kate Chopin (1899)
If anyone sees any discrepancies in the titles I've yet to read, please let me know!