Back to the Classics 2016 Wrap-up Post

This is my wrap up post for the 2016 Back to the Classics challenge. I diverted somewhat from my original post on the books I intended to read, although that was what I expected would happen.
So here are the books I actually read:

1.    A 19th Century ClassicFar From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1874)

2.    A 20th Century ClassicBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (1943-1944)

3.    A Classic by a Woman AuthorThe Five Red Herrings by Dorothy Sayers (1931)

4.    A Classic in Translation The Confessions of Saint Augustine by Augustine

5.    A Classic by a Non-White AuthorTrain to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh (1956)

6.    An Adventure ClassicThe Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle (1898)

7.    A Fantasy, science fiction , or dystopian ClassicThe Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)

8.    A Classic detective novel Cover Her Face by P.D. James (1962)

9.    A Classic which includes the name of a place in the titleDecision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes (1960)

10.    A Classic which has been banned or censoredThe Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka (1915)

11.    A Classic you read in school (high school or college)All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)

12.    A volume of Classic short storiesA Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O\’Connor

16 thoughts on “Back to the Classics 2016 Wrap-up Post

  1. Wonderful!!! I think I read about 7 of mine? I'm 3/4 done with another and almost done with another, but I'm just not in the mood to finish it all up. LOL! I'm listening to David Copperfield, but I will be finishing that next year. It's so good!


  2. That's the only problem with challenges – rushing to finish in time, rather than taking the time to really indulge in the book. Good on you for not doing this, Amy! David Copperfield opened the door to Dickens for me. Hope you join the challenge again next year.


  3. I haven't read any of these. I have Far From the Maddening Crowd, Metamorphis, and Brideshead Revisited on my TBR. Congratulations on accomplishing your goals. I am planning this challenge for 2017.


  4. Late to the party but congratulations on completing the challenge! I love how one's original list can evolve as the year progresses. I need to check out your review of the Khushwant Singh title, I have never heard of the author.


  5. I've really enjoyed your book reviews and seeing you plug away at these challenges. It is definitely encouraging, and has introduced me to some new books as well as reminded me of some ones I have enjoyed in the past. I'll look forward to reading your 2017 posts!


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