Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Back to the Classics Reading Challenge

Back to the Classics
Reading Challenge

hosted at Sarah Reads Too Much

sign up here

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 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.
  • All books must be read in 2013. Books started prior to January 1, 2013 are not eligible. Reviews must be linked by December 31, 2013 
  • E-books and audio books are eligible!  Books can count for other challenges you may be working on
  • If you do not have a blog, you may link your review from Goodreads or other publicly accessible online format.
  • Please sign up for the challenge using the linky below BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013. Please link to your sign-up announcement post (if possible/applicable)
  •  You do not have to list your books prior to starting the challenge, but it is more fun that way :)  You can always change your list at any time.  You can read the books in any order (including mixing in the optional categories at any time)
  • You can decide to attempt the optional categories at any point (you can also bow out of the optional categories at any point as well).
  • Please identify the categories you've read in your wrap up post so that I may easily add up your entries for the prize drawing!

Wait. Did she just say reviews? Darn. Still going to try!


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)

Optional Categories:
  • A. Re-read a Classic
  • B. A Russian Classic ~ Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • C. A Classic Non-Fiction title
  • D. A Classic Children's/Young Adult title ~ The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • E. Classic Short Stories - collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author

I'm sure I won't be doing any of the optional categories but I'm not going to say no to them now.

I have no idea of what my complete list will look like, I've got to search my TBR lists.

Book Possibilities/Read
A 19th Century Classic ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A 20th Century Classic ~ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience ~ To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A Classic Adventure ~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
A Classic that prominently features an Animal ~ The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame or Dr. Doolittle

I think I own all of these, if not the library will have them :-)

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2012


Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Thanks for joining! You've got some great possibilities listed. Good Luck!

Book Dragon said...

Thanks Sarah!


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.