Reading Challenges 2016



Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 hosted by Books and Chocolate: Ends December 31, 2016

1.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte~1847   (A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899)

2.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith~1943   (A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1966)

3.  Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles~1943   (A classic by a woman author)

4.  Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert~1869  (A classic in translation)

5.   Their Eyes Were Watching God~1937 (A classic by a non-white author)

6.  Moby Dick by Herman Melville~1851 (An adventure classic)

7.   The Fellowship of the Ring~1954 (A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic)

8.   The Maltese Falcon~1929 (A classic detective novel)

9.  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte~1848 (A classic which includes the name of a place in the title)

10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury~1953 (A classic which has been banned or censored)

11. The Little Prince~1943  (Re-read a classic you read in high school or college)

12.  Ethan Frome and other stories by Edith Wharton~1911 (A volume of classic short stories)




Women’s Classic Literature Event 2016 hosted by The Classics Club: Ends December 31, 2016

The event? Read classic literature by female authors, & share your thoughts (or links to your thoughts) at #ccwomenclassics on Twitter, or in our quarterly check-ins, which we’ll have here in January, April, July, October, & December of 2016.

  1. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  2. So Big by Edna Ferber
  3. Carol by Patricia Highsmith
  4. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  5. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  6. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  7. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Possession by A. S. Byatt (reread)
  9. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (reread)
  10. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (reread)


Romanian Writers' Challenge

Romanian Writers Challenge hosted by Ally of Snow Feathers: March 1-December 1, 2016

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