Back to the Classics 2017
I last attempted this in 2012.
Hosted by: Karen @ Books and Chocolate
Karen’s rule: All books must have been written at least 50 years ago; therefore, books must have been written by 1967 to qualify for this challenge. The ONLY exceptions are books published posthumously. Recent translations of classics are acceptable.
1. A 19th century classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.
2. A 20th century classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967.
3. A classic by a woman author.
4. A classic in translation. Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language.
5. A classic published before 1800. Plays and epic poems are acceptable in this category.
6. A romance classic. I’m pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.
7. A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads.
8. A classic with a number in the title.
9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.
10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. It can be real or imaginary
11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc.
12. A Russian classic.