Sarah at Sarah Reads Too Much is hosting a “Back to the Classics” reading challenge for 2011. This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate. I’ve decided to take a stab at it. This will be my first go at a reading challenge, but I think I can do it. The Challenge is open from January - June 2011. If I can write a book in one month (jury’s still out on that one), I think I can read eight in six months. I actually have my selections for each category save one. These are all books I’ve been wanting to read for years, but haven’t for one reason or another. They all have the added virtue of being books I already own.
Click the link above or the picture in the sidebar to sign up yourself.
The goals to complete:
- A Banned Book – Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war) – Schindler’s List (originally published as Schindler’s Ark, but my copy’s called Schindler’s List, so I’m going with that) by Thomas Keneally
- A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up: a list can be found here – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
- A Children's/Young Adult Classic – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- 19th Century Classic – Moby Dick by Hermann Melville
- 20th Century Classic – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic – Open, see below
- Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes – The Scarlett Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne