First, let me say that book challenges can get me in a lot of trouble. I tend to want to join them all. I have judiciously selected the ones I am participating in this year because I know that, if I'm not careful, I will overrun myself with challenges and have no time for anything else. They give me both structure and flexibility in one sweet package and that makes me happy. The number one reason I love book challenges is the feeling of accomplishment I get when I complete them.
Sarah Reads too Much.
Reasons: I love classics but I never seem to make time to read them and there are so many I haven't read that I want to get to. Now I am 'forced' to read a few. The other plus is that Sarah didn't leave us to our own devices. There are lots of classics out there and I would have likely chosen ones by authors I knew, or with titles that were most familiar to me ... but ... this challenge has structure:
- Any 19th Century Classic
- Any 20th Century Classic
- Reread a classic of your choice
- A Classic Play
- Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
- Classic Romance
- Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language
- Classic Award Winner
- Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime
What challenges have you signed up for this year? If you are currently challenge free - there is still lots of time to sign up and complete a challenge this year. I highly recommend giving it a try.