Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

I have decided to enter the Back to the Classics Challenge this year which is organised by Karen from the Books and Chocolate blog.  Here are the books I am planning to read for this challenge - list updated in October.

A 19th century classic – The Old Curiosity Shop by CharlesDickens

A 20th century classic – A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A classic by a woman authorAgnes Grey by Anne Bronte

A classic in translation
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

A classic published before 1800Hamlet by William Shakespeare

A romance classic Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

A Gothic or horror classic – Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell

A classic with a number in the title – Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennet 

A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title – Lord of the Flies  by William Golding

A classic set in a place you'd like to visit - Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

An award-winning classic – A Passage to India by E M Foster (James Black Tait Award 1924)

A Russian classicThree Sisters by Anton Chekhov (2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution)


  1. Nice choices, but ummm....Animal Farm is by Orwell. Ooooh, I hope you intend to read Lord of the Flies by Golding (that would still fit the category). Much better than Animal Farm IMO, and you already have an Orwell.

  2. Thanks for noticing my mistake Joseph - I think I meant this to be Lord of the Flies.