Friday, December 28, 2018

Back to the Classics 2018 Wrap Up Post

I actually got the Back to the Classics challenge done this year! Last year I just missed it so I was excited to complete the challenge this year. I'm also really looking forward to completing it next year!   Be sure to check out the 2019 challenge over at Books and Chocolate HERE.
But back to 2018!
Here's what I was able to complete this year!
1. A 19th century classic - The Way we Live Now by Anthony Trollope
2. A 20th century classic - The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3. A classic by a woman author- The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot
4. A classic in translation- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5. A classic with a color in the title- The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6. A classic by an author that's new to you- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
7. Re-read a favorite classic- Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
I'm halfway through Kim which would have counted towards the one word title category but I ran out of time to complete it. Oh well! I did get seven books read in which counted towards one entry in the prize drawing.  It was a fun year of reading and I really enjoyed the books I did get read. War and Peace was obviously my biggest challenge and I actually really enjoyed it. Just So Stories was the easiest and shortest and it was nice to enjoy it again. Overall I loved all of the books I read and was pleasantly surprised by many of them.
I can't wait for a new year of experiencing the classics!
P.S. I can be contacted via my Goodreads account.


  1. Wow, those are some impressive books on your list -- Tolstoy AND Henry James! Trollope (my personal favorite) AND George Eliot -- well done, you! Congratulations on finishing them, and thanks for participating in the Back to the Classics Challenge!

  2. Nice choices. I'm off to read your review of The Portrait of a Lady (the only Henry James I've liked). Cheers.

  3. I reread Dracula, but since I do that every year... :)

    Congrats on War & Peace!


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