Back to the Classics Challenge

Hosted by Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much, this challenge spans from January until June 2011 and will push me to read more classic literature! I try to be good and mix it up by throwing in classics here and there, and I'm thinking this challenge will ensure that I keep it up. I've been on a contemporary kick lately so this should help me out.

So, there are 8 goals to complete:

1. A banned book
2. A book with a wartime setting (any war)
3. A Pulitzer Prize (fiction) winner or runner up
4. A Children's/Young Adult Classic
5. 19th century classic
6. 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

I'm really excited about challenge. I was dreading the children's/YA goal until I remembered Hans Christian Anderson and Lewis Carol. If you are interested go sign up on Sarah's blog.


  1. Thank you for joining in!! I'm really not sure what to do about the Children's/YA either... I am thinking The Little Prince? I remember having the book when I was little, but I don't remember the story... I just don't know yet!

  2. This sounds great -- I have so many classics on my to read list, plus I belong to several classics reading group. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Sarah, I didn't even think of Le Petit Prince. That's a good one!

    Karen, I've got a lot of classics on my TBR too! This will help me cross some of those off.

  4. This sounds like a great one. I've never participated for a book challenge, but maybe I should try it.

    I was thinking of starting my own book challange, but considering how few followers I have and the subject I was thinking about covering (Shakespeare), I'm not sure if people would be intrested in it...

  5. Hell yeah, time to flex that literary muscle.

  6. tediousandbrief, A Shakespeare challenge might be a tough one to get participants. I had to read 15 of his plays in college and wanted to die. But don't let me dissuade you - there are people out there somewhere who love him!

    Ben, I know I'm pumped!

  7. I love that so many people are reading more classics lately, and planning wonderful challenges like this one!! I'm doing my own classics project next year, so I can't join this one officially, but I'll bet I'll hit one of each of those categories!

  8. Thanks for sharing this! I just signed up. :-)

  9. Totally signing up for this!!!