Friday, November 13, 2015

Wrap Up - Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2015

I completed my challenge; I read 12 classics from a variety of categories:

2.  A 20th Century Classic - My Antonia by Willa Cather - finished 1/27/2015

3.  A Classic by a Woman Author - Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers - finished 2/28/2015

4.  A Classic in Translation - The Trial by Franz Kafka - finished 9/30/2015

5.  A Very Long Classic Novel - Middlemarch by George Eliot - finished 9/4/2015

7.  A Classic with a Person's Name in the Title - My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart - finished 2/7/2015

11.  A Classic Children's Book - My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara- finished 3/27/15
12.  A Classic Play - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - finished 10/12/15
My favorite book from this list was The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, which I rated 5 out of 5. This surprised me, since I don't usually read mysteries. But a couple more of my favorites this year were also mysteries: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers and The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. I rated those two 4 out of 5, along with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, The Trial by Franz Kafka, Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson, My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara, and My Antonia by Willa Cather. The remaining 4 books on the list I rated 3 out of 5: Middlemarch by George Eliot, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart, and Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I really enjoyed participating in the challenge again this year and hope that Karen K. of Books and Chocolate will host it again in 2016.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Great job, Cheryl. I always enjoy reading your summary of the books you read. I've read a number of the books on your list and feel pretty much the same way you do about them (except My Brother Michael which I would have rated 5 out of 5 since I love vintage Mary Stewart). I recently read My Friend Flicka (somehow managed not to read this horse book as a child) and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing.

As you know, I've done poorly on the classics challenge this year, but may manage to read one or two more by year's end--we'll see.