So. This year I decided to read more audiobooks and more classics. Here we are for the classics challenge. Back to the Classics is hosted at Books and Chocolate.
Rules of which are:
- All books must have been written at least 50 years ago to qualify; therefore, books must have been published no later than 1969 for this challenge. The only exceptions to this rule are books which published posthumously but written before 1969. Recent translations of classic novels are acceptable.
2. All books must be read during read from January 1 through December 31, 2019. Books started before January 1 do not qualify. All reviews must be linked to this challenge by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2019.
3. The deadline to sign up for the challenge is March 1, 2019.
4. Books may NOT cross over within this challenge — that is, you may not count the same book multiple times within this challenge. You MUST read a different book for each category in this challenge, or it doesn’t count.
And books I will read
I think I’m doing 6 categories in a following manner:
1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899: Wuthering Heights
2. 20th Century Classic: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
3. Classic in Translation.Any classic originally written in a novel other than your native language: Diary of a Madman by Lu Xu
4. Very Long Classic: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (hope this counts as I have read the really long ones already)
5. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean): Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar
6. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia): Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Ueda Akinari