After creating my own challenge with the lovely Emma of Book Monkey, I thought about tackling a second one and there are plenty of great challenges out there for 2012. The challenge that won though is, Back to the Classics 2012 in which readers have to choose a classic book for each category and read them in 2012. Thankfully many of my choices will overlap my own challenge and kill many birds with stones. Below are the rules from Sarah over at Sarah Reads Too Much.
Here are the nitty gritty details:
- Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Books started before January 1st do not count, and all links/reviews/comments for each category must be posted in the correct place by December 31st. Feel free to join in at any time, but the end date is December 31.
- Please feel free to use books in this Challenge toward any other Challenge you may be participating in. However, you must read a different book for each category of this challenge. Audio and e-books are allowed.
- Please sign up for the Challenge using the linky list (or comment section if you do not have a blog/website). If you would be so kind, please spread the word about this challenge by creating a post on your blog/website and link back to this sign up page.
- Once the Challenge has begun, you will see a new bar on the left hand side of this blog. This will list the places for you to link/comment your reviews of the book you have read for each category as well as a “wrap up” page. I will not be doing monthly check-in posts this year. I will probably do a “Half Way” post in June. These will be important because….
- THERE IS A PRIZE THIS YEAR! People who complete the challenge (and I will check that all categories are completed!) will be entered into a random drawing for $30 worth of books (Book Depository will be used for an International Winner). I may have other prizes as well. Make sure you are following me via GFC, Email, Twitter, or Facebook/Networked Blogs so you are in the know!
The categories and my choices are below:
- Any 19th Century Classic – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Any 20th Century Classic – The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Reread a classic of your choice – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald
- A Classic Play – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction – Hounds Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Classic Romance – Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
- Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language – To clarify, if your native language is NOT English, you may read any classic originally written in English that has been translated into your native language. – 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne
- Classic Award Winner – To clarify, the book should be a classic which has won any established literary award. – Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie
- Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime – To Clarify, this does not have to be a country that you hope to visit either. Countries that no longer exist or have never existed count. – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien