August 14, 2013

Back to the Classics 2013 Wrap-up

I have finished Back to the Classics challenge! I've completed not only the required categories, but also all the optional ones, which means I've earned 3 entries. Sometimes I entered a book for a category and then changed it, because I read something more suitable and it'd be a shame not to have it in the final list, so sometimes I even have two books linked in some of the categories. However, there is only one book left in each category in the final list: 

The Required Categories:
  1. A 19th Century Classic: The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
  2. A 20th Century Classic: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic: Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 
  4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience: Light in August by William Faulkner
  5. A Classic Adventure: Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Bernard Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  6. A Classic that prominently features an AnimalThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Optional Categories:
  1. Re-read a Classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  2. A Russian Classic: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
  3. A Classic Non-Fiction title: Philosophical works by Kant and Rousseau
  4. A Classic Children's/Young Adult title: The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  5. Classic Short Stories: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
I've really enjoyed the challenge and am looking forward to signing for 2014 version!

P.S. I have signed up as Arenel @ Slightly Cultural, Most Thoughtful and Inevitably Irrelevant, but then linked my Google account and changed my blog name, so later entries are signed Ekaterina @ In My Book.


  1. Congrats! I have to find an animal book. I have piles of classics, but none of them seem to have animals...

    1. Thanks! I put Moby-Dick there first, but then I re-read the rules and realized that I started it in 2012... So I had to change to Metamorphosis. I guess it counts, as technically a bug is an animal :)

  2. Great job! I just finished the challenge as well. It's fun to see your final list. I'm one of the moderators for the Classics Club and I add all of the new review links in, so I've seen some of your posts as I've added them in. You've been doing an awesome job!

    1. Thanks, Melissa! I really enjoy both Back to Classics and Classics Club, as they make me a MUCH MORE effective classics reader that I'm without them :)


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