It's time to wrap up for the Back to the Classics Challenge for the year. As is becoming a motif,... I read books for more prompts than I managed to write about. (Read all twelve, blogged about nine.) Here are the ones I blogged:
20th Century Classic
Ivo Andrić' The Bridge on the Drina
Classic by a Woman Author
Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
A Classic in Translation
Halldór Laxness' Independent People
A Classic by a New-to-you Author
Henryk Sienkiewicz' Quo Vadis
New-to-you Classic by a Favorite Author
R. L. Stevenson's The Black Arrow
A Children's Classic
Howard Pyle's Men of Iron
A Humorous Classic
Jose Maria Eça de Queirós' The City and the Mountains
A Classic with an Animal in the Title
Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark
A Travel Classic
R. L. Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes
The Eça de Queirós and Wollstonecraft were library books and so missed their photo op. That's nine of the twelve categories of which I predicted...3 (!) in the original post. Even for me that's a particularly poor rate of followthrough.
Then there were the three that got away...
In any case All Hail! to Karen for hosting this great challenge again. 😉 And Happy New Year to all!
Congrats on all your classic reads! There were some fun categories this year. I already have a list of classics I want to read next year, even if Karen decides not to host this reading challenge again. (Although I hope she does!)ReplyDelete
I'm hoping Karen hosts the challenge again, too.
thar's gold in them thar... stacks... i've long been curious about Laxness in an ineffective way. i should look in the library for one of his books... nice list...ReplyDelete
I definitely enjoyed the Laxness--I've thought about trying enough, but haven't yet.Delete
Great feeling when a challenge is completed!ReplyDelete
Now time to start 2022...what is your first book of the year?
It is time for a new year, that's for sure!Delete
I've got about 50 pages to go--I nearly finished it last night--but the first book of the year will almost certainly be Edmund Wilson's The Shores of Light.
Happy New Year to you!
You did great! Even without some photos!ReplyDelete