Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Back to the Classics Challenge Wrap Up....

I finished up the 2015 Back to the Classics Challenge!  I read books in nine of the twelve categories, including....

1. 19th Century Classic - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

2. 20th Century Classic - Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

3. Classic by a Woman Author - O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

4. Very Long Classic Novel - Quo Vadis? by Henryk Sienkiewicz

5. Classic Novella - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

6. Classic with a Person's Name in the Title - Andrew Jackson by Clara Ingram Judson

7. Forgotten Classic -  Children of the Covered Wagon by Mary Jane Carr

8. Non-fiction Classic - Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg

9. Children's Classic - Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The three categories I didn't complete were Classic in Translation, Humorous or Satirical Classic, and Classic Play.  In my quest for 'mother culture', I'm planning to link up the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge.  I encourage you to give it a try!


  1. Very nice! I want to reread Wind in the Willows SOON! :)

    1. I have read it twice, and I feel like I ALWAYS want to read it, lol. It's one of my favorites, Wind in the Willows. We are reading the Reluctant Dragon now, thanks to you, Amy.

      I decided we are reading TOM SAWYER aloud to the family soon, after we finish one of our two read alouds.

      I like your choices Melissa.

  2. Great list! I love that you are working on your mother culture with the Classics Challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and linking, Melissa.

  3. I'm planning to read Abe Lincoln Grows Up this year. The rest look like good choices for a good reading year.