Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Back to the Classics Challenge Wrap-Up....

I finished the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge, reading books in six of the twelve categories. The books in each category that I read were...

A classic in translation - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

An adventure classic - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic - The Hobbit by J.R R. Tolkien

A classic which includes the name of a place in the title - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

A classic which has been banned or censored - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Re-read a classic you read for school (high school or college) - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The 2017 Challenge is just around the corner. I see there are a few new categories this time.  I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I'll participate.  Last year, I was able to read nine of the twelve categories.  I didn't do quite as well this year. I find myself reading so much to the kids that I don't always have time for my own reading...ahem!

Did you complete the challenge?  I'd love to hear about it.  Please free free to comment below.


  1. Hope to see you in the 2017 challenge. I was surprised I actually read something for every category but I did choose a few lighter books which helped. I'd like to read AK as I haven't yet read anything by Tolstoy so want to remedy that but if I do that one I won't be likely to get much else read!

  2. Thanks Carol...I recommend Anna K. Tolstoy's character development is fabulous! I've been trying to do one large novel the past couple of years. The year before was Quo Vadis?, which was excellent as well. I'm still deciding what this year should bring ;)