Monday, September 01, 2014

Back to the Classics 2014 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

I have completed the only reading challenge I participated in this year.  Below is a list of what I read for each category, when I completed it, and a link to my review:

1. A 20th Century Classic - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - finished 5/3/2014
2. A 19th Century Classic - Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - finished 7/27/2014
3. A Classic by a Woman Author - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - finished 4/20/2014
4. A Classic in Translation - Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak - finished 3/26/2014
5. A Classic About War - All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky - finished 7/11/2014
6. A Classic by an Author Who Is New To Me
 - The Paradise by Emile Zola - finished 2/22/2014

1. An American Classic - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - finished 4/10/2014
2. A Classic Mystery, Suspense, or Thriller - Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers - finished 5/13/2014
3. A Historical Fiction Classic - Lamb in his Bosom by Caroline Miller - finished 4/2/2014
4. A Classic That's Been Adapted into a Movie or TV Series - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - finished 8/13/2014
5. Extra Fun Category: Write a Review of the Movie or TV Series adapted from Optional Category #4 - The Age of Innocence - watched 8/30/2014

I completed all 6 required categories and all 5 optional categories, which makes me eligible for 3 entries for the prize drawing. 

I enjoyed doing this challenge.  My favorite books were The Age of Innocence, Lamb in his Bosom, Cranford, All Our Worldly Goods and Whose Body?.  My least favorite books were The Sun Also Rises and The Paradise.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Cheryl, I'm impressed! I have fallen down rather badly on this challenge, but I haven't given up. I'm reading two classics right now in an effort to catch up. Looks like you've got a nice variety here. Do you feel better read now? :)