I wasn't sure I wanted to sign up for any reading challenges this year, but then I noticed that six books from my TBR list lined up perfectly with six of the categories from Karen's Back to the Classics Challenge and it felt like a little bookish serendipity. Besides, I really like this challenge. I've done it twice before. And even though I never managed to complete all twelve categories either time, maybe this will be the year I actually do it.
Here are the 12 categories for this year's challenge...and the six books from my TBR list I'm hoping to read for them. (The remaining six categories I'll have to figure out later.)
A 19th Century Classic: Can You Forgive Her by Anthony Trollope (I've owned this book for years, but have been too intimidated by it's length to ever try it...until now. Maybe.)
A 20th Century Classic:
A Classic by a Woman Author: The Misses Mallett by E. H. Young (This book I only recently acquired.)
A Classic in Translation:
A Classic by a BIPOC Author:
A Classic by a New-to-you Author:
New-to-you Classic by a Favorite Author:
A Classic about an Animal, or with an Animal in the Title: Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Children's Classic: Queen Zixi of Ix by L. Frank Baum (I already own this one, too.)
A Humorous or Satirical Classic:
A Travel or Adventure Classic: In Morocco by Edith Wharton (Another book I've owned for years but have never read.)
A Classic Play: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (Because Sam at Book Chase made it sound so good.)
Wish me luck...
and Happy Reading!