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Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 - Wrap Up

I knew at the beginning of 2016 I probably wouldn’t finish all 12 books from my
Back to the Classics Challenge 2016, but I managed to finish nine – all hyperlinked below to their respective reviews.



Challenges completed.  These were all excellent but my favorites were The Count of Monte Cristo and Atlas Shrugged

#1 A 19th Century Classic: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
#2 A 20th Century Classic: The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (1949)
#3 A classic by a woman author: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
#5 A classic by a non-white author: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
#6 An adventure classic: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
#7 A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic:  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
#8 A classic detective novel: The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K Chesterton
#11 A classic you read in school (high school or college): Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
#12 A volume of classic short stories: Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories

The Three I didn’t get to:

#4 A classic in translation
#9 A classic which includes the name of a place in the title
#10 A classic which has been banned or censored


Thanks to the hosts at Books and Chocolate. It is a great challenge. I’ll give it a go again in 2017 – watch for reading list, coming soon.

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4 comments:

  1. Woohoo....9 out of 12 is brilliant! Also some of those books are chunksters!! Way to go!

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  2. You did quite well for yourself, especially with a couple of whoppers in there like Atlas Shrugged and War and Peace. Bravo! I am participating in 2017 and looking forward to it.

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you're participating. I have my probably choices about ready, but I may wait until January 1...just to be dramatic.

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