Limping to the finish line, here's my wrap up of the nine books read and blogged for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2021.
1. A classic by a new-to-you author, i.e., an author whose work you have never read.
The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán
2. A humorous or satirical classic.
3. A classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title. The animal can be real or metaphorical. (i.e., To Kill a Mockingbird).
Setting Free the Bears by John Irving
4. A classic by BIPOC author; that is, a non-white author.
A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
5. New-to-you classic by a favorite author -- a new book by an author whose works you have already read.
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
6. A children's classic.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
7. A classic in translation, meaning any book first published in a language that is not your primary language. You may read it in translation or in its original language, if you prefer.
His Excellency, Eugène Rougon by Emile Zola
8. A 20th century classic: any book first published from 1900 to 1971.
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
9. A travel or adventure classic (fiction or non-fiction). It can be a travelogue or a classic in which the main character travels or has an adventure.
She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard
As always, a huge thank you to Karen at Books and Chocolate for organizing this and doing all the heavy lifting. My email is naessa [at] yahoo [dot] com. Most were winners and I am very glad to have read them all; any excuse to explore classic novels I’ve been meaning to get to for years!