I'm late getting started, but I'm signing on for Karen's Back to the Classics Challenge this year (thank you to Karen for organizing it and JoAnn for leading me to it). I'm not sure whether I'll read 6 or 9 books (probably not 12), or which book I'll read for which category, but I've started making a list (and making the list is a big part of the fun, don't you think?)
Here's where I've gotten to so far, list-wise...
- A 19th-century classic: Miss Mackenzie, by Anthony Trollope
- A 20th-century classic: Delta Wedding, by Eudora Welty
- A classic by a female author: Scenes from Clerical Life, by George Eliot
- A classic in translation: something French, TBD
- A classic comedy: Love and Friendship, by Jane Austen
- A classic tragedy: Daisy Miller, by Henry James
- A very long classic: Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
- A classic novella: something by Edith Wharton, TBD
- A classic from the Americas: Washington Square, by Henry James
- A classic from a place you've lived: The Bostonians, by Henry James
- A classic play: TBD
I know there's a lot of Henrys, but I've been wanting to read or re-read two of them for a long time, and some of the others have been on my wish list for a while as well. This isn't a definite list anyway, but it's one I'm really looking forward to.