The Back to the Classics Challenge was a fun motivator when I participated a few years back, so it seemed like a no-brainer to sign up again. It’s now hosted by Books and Chocolate and is organized a little differently. There’s now a draw at the end of the year for an Amazon gift certificate, and you enter by completing categories – six categories will amount to one entry, nine categories for two entries, and all twelve categories for three entries.
The choices below may also be changed throughout the year.
- A 19th Century Classic – The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
- A 20th Century Classic – The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
- A Classic by a Woman Author – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- A Classic in Translation – Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
- A Very Long Classic Novel – For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway
- A Classic Novella – The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
- A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- A Humorous or Satirical Classic – A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
- A Forgotten Classic – The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle
- A Nonfiction Classic – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
- A Classic Children’s Book – A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde
- A Classic Play – The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
This challenged wrapped-up on December 31st, 2016.