|Wally is not as impressed with my efforts as I am.|
JUST UNDER THE WIRE. Well, not really. There are still 5 days left in the year. ☺ But I am currently reading furiously books from the 2018 Tournament of Books long list plus there is the usual end of year/holiday activity so I did actually cut it a little too close for my comfort this year!
Below are the 12 books I read for this challenge, with links to my reviews.
1. A Russian Classic: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
2. A Romance Classic Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
3. A Classic in Translation : The Red and the Black by Stendhal
4. A 19th Century Classic: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
5. A Gothic Classic: No Name by Wilkie Collins and The Monk by Matthew Lewis
6. A Classic by a woman author: Less than Angels by Barbara Pym
7. An award winning Classic: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
8. A 20th Century Classic: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
9. A Classic About an Animal or With an Animal in the Title: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
10. A Classic with a number in the title: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Père
11. A Classic set in a place you would like to visit: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
12. A classic published prior TO 1800: The Oresteia by Aeschylus
My favorites were Nicholas Nickleby, No Name, Less than Angles and The Yearling. My least favorites were The Red and the Black and The Monk. I am glad to have read all of them however, and bonus points to me for having read Go Tell it on the Mountain and The Call of the Wild which I can also now tick off my list of Modern Library 100 Best that I am making my way through.
Many thanks to Karen at Books and Chocolate for hosting and doing all the heavy lifting!