Sunday, December 11, 2016

Reading Challenge 2017

I recently posted about how my 2016 reading challenges went.  With what I learned in mind, here is what I will attempt in 2017!

The Back to Classics Challenge

(All books must have been written at least 50 years ago; therefore, books must have been written by 1967 to qualify for this challenge.  See all the rules at Books and Chocolate, and sign up!)


1.  A 19th Century Classic - A Study in Scarlet by 

2.  A 20th Century Classic -  Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 


3.  A classic by a woman author.  Wives and Daughters by 

4.  A classic in translation.  
Democracy in America by 

5.  A classic published before 1800.  Shakespeare OR 
She Stoops to Conquer by 

6.  An romance classic.  
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by 

7.  A Gothic or horror classic.   Dracula by Brom Stoker


8.  A classic with a number in the title. Three Men on the Bummel by 

9.  A classic about an animal.  Animal Farm by George Orwell 

10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit.  
Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by 

11. An award-winning classic.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 

WikipediaNominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction of the year (1938). More recently, the book has been recognized as "Most Important 20th-Century Novel (for Older Readers)" in the Children's Books of the Century poll in Books for Keeps.

12. A Russian Classic.   The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


My Personal Picks



With Ambleside Online Book Discussions or other Pre-reading

Euclid's Elements
Finish The New World, then onto the third volume of History of the English-Speaking Peoples, by Churchill

Health and Education

Smart but Scattered by Dawson and Guare 
Food Chaining by Fracker et al
The Adrenal Reset Diet by Christianson

The Living Page by Bestvater

Christianity and Self-Help

Finish The Holy War by Bunyan
Discipline, The Glad Surrender by Elliot
Teach Me to Pray by Murray




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