Back to the Classics Challenge, 2018

I'll be taking part in the Back to the Classics challenge again. Last time was fun, choosing all sorts of books I might otherwise have passed over, in my attempt to fit them into the different categories. It's hosted by Books and Chocolate, with several new categories this year. If you'd like to give it a go too, here are the rules and guidelines. 

Now for my choices.

A Nineteenth Century Classic David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

A Twentieth Century Classic - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

A Classic by a Woman Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Classic in Translation - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A Children's Classic Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery

A Classic Crime Story Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Classic Travel or Journey Narrative - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A Classic with a single-word title Emma by Jane Austen

A Classic with a colour in the title - Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

A Classic by an Author that's new to you The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K Chesterton

A Classic that scares you - Moby Dick by Herman Melville

A re-read of a favourite Classic - The Children of the New Forest by Captain Frederick Marryat

Wrap upChallenge complete.


  1. Nice. I've got Breakfast at Tiffany's coming up too. We'll have to compare notes. I loved Anna K...hope you enjoy it.

    1. Hi Joseph, Anna K pops up so often in other literary references, I'm really looking forward to it, though it'll be among the longest. Hope it's another good reading year for you too.

  2. Oooh, interesting! I'm not undertaking the challenge per se, but I think I'm going to tick off at least a few of these (19th century, 20th century, female author, translation, children's, and at least most of the others by the looks) with my own blog project. Yay! Really looking forward to seeing your reviews of these :)

    1. Hi Sheree, I'm looking forward to seeing more about your blog project 😊 There is such a wide of scope in a challenge such as this, I find the choosing process all part of the fun.