15 Mar 2011

Back to the Classics Challenge - Marching on in March

First I want to say that I am really pleased that Sarah - the creator of this challenge whose blog can be found at http://www.sarahreadstoomuch.blogspot.com/ - decided to extend this challenge. So instead of finishing in June, we are now finishing on the last day of 2011. So happy about that decision because honestly peope, I was getting stressed out.

Sarah herself, the mother of Back to the Classics Challenge 2011, has already read 6 out of 8 books! Myself I am way behind... story of my life, I guess. I have read two out of the 8 and I am half way in two more. So getting there but my speed is that of a turtle not that a of a hare.

A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (half way through, hoping to finish it this week)

19th Century Classic:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

20th Century Classic:
The Collector by John Fowles

Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes:
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (half way through this one as well...)

A Banned Book:
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)
Atonment by Ian McEwan or The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

A Children's/Young Adult Classic
Peter Pan by J. Barrie

A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen or Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso

Have you signed up for this challenge? Otherwise head over to Sarah's blog and check it out, it is a great way of sharing the love of classics!


  1. I'm going to read Lady Chatterley's lover for my high school re-read...I'm really curious to see what I think of it now at 42 :) compared to what I thought at 17 :)
    I'm new to the challenge so I'm just now making my list :)

  2. Hi Willa, I'm having a catch-up with all the bloggers I haven't got around to visiting in a while - time goes by so quickly and life all too often gets in the way. Anyway its good to be back, good luck with your challenge.

  3. I hope you enjoy Lady Chatterley's Lover as much as I did. I read it for the banned book category as well and really enjoyed it.

  4. OMG still need to get my hands on Wuthering Heights! :D

  5. I think you are doing great! I'll admit that since I came up with the challenge, I felt like I *had* to almost rush through it (as much as anyone could rush through a classic).