I usually participate one or two challenges a year and one of my favorite challenges that debuted last year, The Back to the Classics Challenge, is back again for it's second year! Hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much, the Classics Challenge 2012 will be a little different than it was this year. It will run January 1st through December 31st.
Last year I read eight classics in six months for the Classics Challenge, and next year it will be 9 classics over a year. Below are the categories and my tentative selections for each:
Any 19th Century Classic: Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)*
Reread a classic of your choice: Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (1985)*
A Classic Play: Arthur Miller, The Crucible (1953)
Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction: Daphne du Maurier/ Rebecca (1938)
Read a Classic set in a Country that you will not visit during your lifetime: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)*
I'll probably end up switching on or two titles, but I do own a good handful of these and have been meaning to read them for awhile. I tried my best to work in books that I already own. If you are interested in joining the challenge, you can sign up over at Sarah Reads Too Much.
*I already own these titles