3) A classic by a woman author.
The Homemaker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1924)
…or a Josephine Tey title
4) A classic in translation.
Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar by Jules Verne (1876)
The Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1958-1968)
…or The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanisaki (1936)
5) A children\’s classic.
Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren (1964)
6) A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction.
…or And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)
8) A classic with a single-word title.
Hiroshima by John Hersey (1946)
…or Pastoral by Nevil Shute (1944)
9) A classic with a color in the title.
The Black Tulip by Alexandr Dumas (1850)
10) A classic by an author that\’s new to you.
…or something by Leo Tolstoy
11) A classic that scares you.
Anna Karenina (1877)
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1867)
or…The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
…or Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853) – so I can read the lovely HB copy I was given for Christmas.
Deal Me In Challenge
Some of my choices are from selections on the AmblesideOnline website for Years 10 & 11.
There are a few options on how to participate in this challenge but the basic idea is to choose 52 short stories (or in my case, 26) and assign each of them to playing cards. Each week (or fortnight, or month) you pick a card out from your deck and that will determine which short story, poem, essay etc you will read that week. Get all the details from Jay at Bibliophilopolus.
Hearts – Speeches/Essays
A Parents & Children – Charlotte Mason, 1904
2 The Man With the Mud Rake – Theodore Roosevelt, 1906
3 The Only Thing We Have to Fear, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933
4 Our Finest Hour – Winston Churchill, 1940
5 Against Aktion T4 – Cardinal Clemens von Galen, 1941
6 Iron Curtain – Winston Churchill, 1946
7 I Have a Dream – Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963
8 Dismissal Speech – Gough Whitlam, 1975
9 Tear Down This Wall – Ronald Reagan, 1987
10 Perils of Indifference, 1999
J Good Bad Books – George Orwell, 1945
Q What Good is Information? – Dougald Hine, 2014
K Eulogy for Gough Whitlam – Noel Pearson, 2014
Diamonds – Devotionals/Poetry/Short Stories
A Introduction to Athanasius’ On The Incarnation – C.S. Lewis
2 Wislawa Szymborska
3 The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (1842)
4 The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
5 Christina Georgina Rossetti
6 Satan\’s Devices – George Whitefield
7 Czeslaw Milosz
8 Master of Many Trades – Robert Twigger, 2013
9 The Mark of the Christian by Francis Schaeffer
10 Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O\’Connor (1965)
J The Memorable Hymn – Charles H. Spurgeon
Q Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God – Jonathan Edwards
K Edna Vincent Millay
A monthly book club – I participated in this a few years ago and hope to attend again this year. The list of books has yet to be chosen.
I\’ve done my final update for the TBR challenge hosted by Adam: