Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

Link to wrap-up post here! 

I was inspired by Jessie @Dwell in Possibility to take part in this year’s Back to the Classics Challenge.

It’s a challenge hosted by Karen @Books and Chocolate featuring 12 classic books that must have been written at least 50 years ago…  You don’t have to read them all, but the more the merrier 🙂



  1. A 19th-century classic. Henry James The Princess Casamassima
  2. A 20th-century classic. Joseph Conrad The Shadow-Line
  3. A classic by a woman author. Virginia Woolf Night and Day
  4. A classic in translation.  Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
  5. A children’s classic.  Louisa May Alcott Little Women
  6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express
  7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction.  Jack Kerouac On the Road
  8. A classic with a single-word title. Charlotte Brontë Villette
  9. A classic with a color in the title.  John Steinbeck The Red Pony
  10. A classic by an author that’s new to you. Macchiavelli Niccolò, The Prince
  11. A classic that scares you. Herodotus, The Histories
  12. Re-read a favorite classic.  Henry Fielding, Tom Jones


Some of those will be easier than others, as I own only 6 of these books so far – but I guess there are no excuses as most of these will be easily found in a library… Have you read any of those? Are you planning to take part? I hope this challenge will help me make some headway through my Classics Club list…


5 thoughts on “Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

  1. Good luck 🙂 I hope you enjoy all or most of them! I only ever read ‘Little Women’ of the ones you listed. Plan to reread it this year as I loved it so much and its been a looong time 🙂

    I watched the movie adaptation of ‘On the Road’ and thought it was super boring! Hopefully the book is better^^

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  2. Yay! I’m glad you’re joining in on the Back to the Classics fun. Looks like a great list! Murder on the Orient Express is a lot of fun, and I really loved Villette (although it can be a bit frustrating at times). I really need to reread Little Women soon, and Night and Day is on my list as well.

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