Sunday, November 25, 2018

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 - Challenge wrap up

I completed the Back to the Classics Challenge for 2018 – Hosted by Books and Chocolate

The following is my wrap up. I’ve put these in order of most favored to least.

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A children’s classic: The Little Prince
***sigh*** I just love this little gem. My full review HERE

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A classic by a woman author: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
First time read – loved it! Full review HERE

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A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction: The Man Who was Thursday
I’m still kind of in awe of this profound tale. I will have to reread this several times. Full review HERE

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A classic reread: Of Mice and Men
Still love this tale of unconditional love. Full review HERE

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A classic with a single-word title: Middlemarch
I was on the fence, until the very end. Full review HERE

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A classic by an author that’s new to you: Native Son by Richard Wright
A poignant tale – not what I was expecting, though I didn’t know what to expect. Full review HERE

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A 19th Century Classic: The Old Curiosity Shop
Mr. Dickens surprised me with this one. Full review HERE

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A 20th century classic: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
First time read, very enjoyable. Full review HERE

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A classic travel or journey narrative: Three Men in a Boat
JKJ is always fun, but I enjoy his short stories more. Full review HERE

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A classic with a color in the title: Dream of the Red Chamber
One of China’s Four Great Classic Novels. Full review HERE

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A classic that scares you: A Dance to the Music of Time
Nearly 3,000 pages. Full review HERE

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A classic in translation: The Idiot
I was probably looking forward to this more than any other in my challenge, and it ended up being the most disappointing. The first thing by Dostoevsky I haven’t loved. Full review HERE

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4 comments:

  1. Good for you...getting this done. Some of these were doozies. Is that a word? Well, you know what I mean. I'll have to check out your post on Of Mice and Men b/c I don't think I saw that. That book shocked me, as an adult!!! Steinbeck (shaking my head)...!

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  2. Wow! A 3000 page book is an impressive way to meet a book challenge. I have The Man Who Was Thursday on my Classics club list and am looking forward to it.

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    1. It was something I planned on reading anyway...so it was a natural choice. Cheers.

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