Monday, December 29, 2014

Back to the Classics challenge: Wrap Up and Sign Up

I am glad to note that I have successfully completed the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted @ Books and Chocolate.

I have not only completed the six essential categories but also four of the five optional categories, which gives me two entries in the prize-draw.

 Here are the books read:

A 20th Century ClassicOil! by Upton Sinclair
A 19th Century ClassicResurrection by Lev Tolstoy
A Classic by a Woman AuthorPrison and Chocolate Cake by Nayantara Sahgal
A Classic in TranslationBeware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
A Classic About WarThe Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
A Classic by an Author Who Is New To You: The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

Optional Categories:
An American Classic: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
A Historical Fiction Classic.  This is any classic set at least 50 years before the time when it was written: Mille de Scuderi by E.T.A Hoffmann
A Classic That's Been Adapted Into a Movie or TV SeriesUp at the Villa by Somerset Maugham


Karen K is hosting the challenge for 2015 too and I am signing up for it.

If you are interested in joining, you can do so over here.


  1. Your books in the 2014 challenge are impressive and shows you put much thought into your choices. Tolstoy, Maughm and Sinclair interest me. I'm joining this challenge 2015 and hope to read some great books.

    1. Thanks Nancy. The Maugham book is really good. I am looking forward to your reads for the challenge.