Saturday, July 24, 2021

Back to the Classics Challenge 2021: Wrap-up post



Announcing my completion of the Back to the Classics 2021 Challenge

(hosted by Books and Chocolate)






Thank ya, thank ya very much.


And here is my wrap-up. I completed all 12 categories.


19th Century Classic:

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

20th Century Classic:

Herzog by Saul Bellow

Classic by a woman author:

The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

Classic in Translation (from French):

Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Classic by Black, Indigenous, Person-of-Color (BIPOC) author:

Journey to the West by Wu Chen'en

Classic by New-to-Me author:

Sybil, or the Two Nations by Benjamin Disraeli

New-to-Me Classic, by a favorite author:

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title:

Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert

Children's Classic:

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf

Humorous of satirical Classic:

The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh

Travel or adventure Classic:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Classic Play:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams



  1. So many great books on your list -- Orient Express and Wives and Daughters are two of my all-time favorites. Congratulations on finishing, and thanks again for signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge!

  2. I'm impressed! Have you been on holiday for 6 months??

    1.'s just that most of these were 300-400 pages.

  3. Well done! I've been reading but not blogging. I need to catch myself up.

    1. Yes...once in a while the blogging gets to be a chore. Better to read and not blog, than blog and not read IMO :)


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