Since I'm doing the classic book readathon, it only makes sense that I should do a classics reading challenge. Honestly, I don't like that this challenge has required categories, but I suppose most of the classics I have in my TBR pile match up pretty well with the categories anyway.
Here is more information about the challenge hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much:
You asked for it.... so here you go! I am now formally announcing the Back to the Classics Challenge 2013!! This is the third year in a row for this challenge, and I hope that you are ready!
I am making a few small changes this year, including requiring less categories to complete. Wait, did I say*requiring*? Yes, I did. This year will feature 6 required categories that all participants must complete. Then, I will have additional categories that those super-motivated participants can choose to complete if they'd like. All reviews must be linked on the appropriate pages again, and those will be listed on the left hand side of this page. When you've finished, you will also need to link a wrap-up post. Everyone who completes the 6 required categories and the wrap up post will be entered to win a $30US Amazon.com gift card or choice of book(s) from The Book Depository. Any one who completes 3 categories from the optional list will earn one additional entry into the prize drawing. Any one who completes all 5 categories from the optional list will earn two additional entries into the prize drawing.
The Required Categories:
- A 19th Century Classic
- A 20th Century Classic
- A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic
- A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience - This can be an African-American author, or a book relating to slavery, civil rights, or African-American culture.
- A Classic Adventure
- A Classic that prominently features an Animal - This can feature animal characters or animals in the title (real or imagined)
A. Re-read a Classic
B. A Russian Classic
C. A Classic Non-Fiction title
D. A Classic Children's/Young Adult title
E. Classic Short Stories - collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author, or at least 3 stories collected together by genre, time period, etc.
As in years past, I just want to take a moment and let you know that especially for the purposes of this challenge, I do not subscribe to any set definition of a Classic. I think that anyone looking to participate in this challenge already has their own personal definition that works best for them. If you are choosing to include a title that you feel may be questionably described as a Classic, please just explain your position in your review.
As always, I hope you have fun with this Challenge! Good Luck!