Monday, November 21, 2011

Back to the Classics Challenge 2012

I've never done anything like this before, but there's a first time for everything, so next year I'm going to participate in the Back to the Classics Challenge 2012 initiated by Sarah Reads Too Much (Book blogger Heather Lindskold invited me to this, check out her awesome blog here: Between the Covers). This means: I'm going to read eight books that are on my reading list anyway (I'll read The Catcher in the Rye for the second time, this time in an uncensored version). Count me in! Here are my choices:

  • Any 19th-century classic: Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens
  • Any 20th-century classic: Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  • Classic reread: The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  • Classic play: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller
  • Classic mystery/horror/crime fiction: Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
  • Classic romance: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
  • Classic that has been translated from its original language: La Nausée, by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Classic award winner: The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Classic set in a country that I (realistically speaking) will not visit during my lifetime: Bend Sinister, by Vladimir Nabokov
Disclaimer: I usually never manage to read the books I'd like to read in a certain amount of time, and next year is going to be a hectic year, but anyway: This sounds like fun, so I might as well join the challenge.


Heather said...

I like your choices! I keep meaning to read more Nabakov, but I always seem to forget.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

GREAT choices! Thanks for joining in!