2016 READING CHALLENGES

Last year I didn’t take part in any reading challenges and thought that I had better have another go this year.

I have picked a few challenges to take part in this year

This is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate

I am going to attempt to read 6 classics for this challenge this year!

And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge:

1. A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2. A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1966. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later.

3. A classic by a woman author.

4. A classic in translation. Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language.

5. A classic by a non-white author. Can be African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American, etc.

6. An adventure classic – can be fiction or non-fiction. Children’s classics like Treasure Island are acceptable in this category.

7. A fantasy, science fiction, or dystopian classic. Dystopian could include classics like 1984, and children’s classics like The Hobbit are acceptable in this category also.

8. A classic detective novel. It must include a detective, amateur or professional. This list of books from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction is a great starting point if you’re looking for ideas.

9. A classic which includes the name of a place in the title. It can be the name of a house, a town, a street, etc. Examples include Bleak House, Main Street, The Belly of Paris, or The Vicar of Wakefield.

10. A classic which has been banned or censored. If possible, please mention why this book was banned or censored in your review.

11. Re-read a classic you read in school (high school or college). If it’s a book you loved, does it stand the test of time? If it’s a book you disliked, is it any better a second time around?

12. A volume of classic short stories. This must be one complete volume, at least 8 short stories. It can be an anthology of stories by different authors, or all the stories can be by a single author. Children’s stories are acceptable in this category also.

For this challenge I will be going for the Seeker level i.e 11-15 non-fiction book.

I am going for the Silver Age : read and review 52 books during the year


I – March 2016 (chapters 1–2)

II – April 2016 (chapters 3–5)

III – May 2016 (chapters 6–8)

IV – June 2016 (chapters 9-11)

V – July 2016 (chapters 12–14)

VI – August 2016 (chapters 15–17)

VII – September 2016 (chapters 18–20)

VIII – October 2016 (chapters 21–23)

IX – November 2016 (chapters 24–26)

X – December 2016 (chapters 27–29)

XI – January 2017 (chapters 30–32)

XII – February 2017 (chapters 33–34)

XIII – March 2017 (chapters 35–37)

XIV – April 2017 (chapters 38–40)

XV – June 2017 (chapters 41–43)

XVI – July 2017 (chapters 44–46)

XVII – August 2017 (chapters 47-49)

XVIII – September 2017 (chapters 50–52)

XIX – October 2017 (chapters 53–55)

XX – November 2017 (chapters 56–57)

N.B. There’s no Pickwick Papers for May 2017: in May 1837 Charles Dickens missed a deadline as he was in mourning for his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth (this was the only deadline Dickens ever missed for any of his works).

 

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