- Any 19th Century Classic-- Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope, a Barsetshire novel.
- Any 20th Century Classic--Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak. (two doctors!)
- Reread a classic of your choice--The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I loved it in college and remember almost nothing about it.
- A Classic Play-- The Tempest, by Shakespeare, read aloud with my daughter.
- Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction--Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
- Classic Romance--Eugene Onegin, by Pushkin.
- Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language - Madame Bovary, by Flaubert.
- Classic Award Winner - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, which won a Pulitzer in 1921.
- Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime - The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. Though I would love to visit Africa, let's face it--if I'm ever that lucky, the chances are slim that Lesotho will be the place.
I am really pleased this year with my challenges, and how they have helped me focus my reading. I feel like I'm picking more quality books, and not just whatever looks good at the moment. I think I've read more classics this year so far than in the last two years combined, and I am really enjoying it a lot. Of course I don't promise to only read classics from now on, but this has been great and I'm still in the mood. Without Sarah's challenge, I'm not sure that I would have found the Classics Club either (though I really don't know now what the sequence was). So, thanks Sarah, I owe you one!