Several Ambleside Online moms are joining in the Back to the Classics Challenge being hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate.
What an encouraging challenge!
I decided to join in – here’s what I have down so far for my tentative list.
1. A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2. A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1966. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
3. A classic by a woman author. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
4. A classic in translation.
The Kingdom of God is Within You , Leo Tolstoy
5. A classic by a non-white author. Can be African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American, etc. Wigwam Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales Retold by Charles Eastman
6. An adventure classic – can be fiction or non-fiction. Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. Dystopian could include classics like 1984. Utopia by Thomas More
8. A classic detective novel. Father Brown mystery by G.K. Chesterton – I have the complete collection. I’m not sure which one I’ll read yet!
9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
10. A classic which has been banned or censored. Native Son by Richard Wright
11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). Lord of the Flies by William Golfing
12. A volume of classic short stories. This must be one complete volume, at least 8 short stories. The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Hale