Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wrap-up Post: Back to the Classics

I read these books for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2017.

Click the posted date to go to the review.

1/ An award-winning classic – John Newberry Medal Winner – Audubon – Constance Rourke (1937)

2/ A classic published before 1800 – The Adventures of Roderick Random - Tobias Smollett (1748)

3/ A classic by a woman author – Domestic Manners of the Americans – Frances Trollope (1832)

4/ A 19th Century Classic – Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen (1813)

5/ A Russian Classic – The Complete Short Novels – Anton Chekhov

6/ A classic set in a place you'd like to visit – Small Town D.A. – Robert Traver (1958)

7/ A romance classic – The Claverings – Anthony Trollope

8 / A Gothic or horror classic – One Thousand and One Ghosts - Alexandre Dumas (1848)

9 / A classic with a number in the title – The Case of the Seven of Calvary – Anthony Boucher (1937)

10 / A 20th Century Classic – The Crying of Lot 49 – by Thomas Pynchon (1965).

11 / A classic which includes the name of an animal in the title -  Bugles and a Tiger: My Life in the Gurkhas - John Masters (1956)

12/ A classic in translation – The Tale of Genji – Murasaki Shikibu (about 1021)

Other classics: Click the title/author to go to the review


  1. No way! You have finished the challenge! (I have 4 more to go, but one of the already read was Brothers Karamazov, so, I know I will make it!)
    Maybe you should join the Classics Club!

  2. Wow! You should get a prize for being the first to finish! Well done.

  3. Aw, shucks (look down sheepishly, turn toe in dirt) - #1 was YA so easy to read; #4 a delight I couldn't put down; #7 Tony is always easy to read too; #6, 8, 9 were all short & readable; #10 was an oxymoron: a short Pynchon novel.

  4. Pretty impressive! I haven't heard of half of these & I'm really dragging the chain with my Back to the Classics list.