Back to the Classics Challenge, 2018

I'll be taking part in the Back to the Classics challenge again. Last time was fun, choosing all sorts of books I might otherwise have passed over, in my attempt to fit them into the different categories. It's hosted by Books and Chocolate, with several new categories this year. If you'd like to give it a go too, here are the rules and guidelines. 

Now for my choices.

A Nineteenth Century Classic - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Twentieth Century Classic - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

A Classic by a Woman Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Classic in Translation - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A Children's Classic - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A Classic Crime Story - Why Didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie

A Classic Travel or Journey Narrative - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A Classic with a single-word title - Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

A Classic with a colour in the title - The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins

A Classic by an Author that's new to you - Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Classic that scares you - Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

A re-read of a favourite Classic - The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder


  1. Nice. I've got Breakfast at Tiffany's coming up too. We'll have to compare notes. I loved Anna K...hope you enjoy it.

    1. Hi Joseph, Anna K pops up so often in other literary references, I'm really looking forward to it, though it'll be among the longest. Hope it's another good reading year for you too.