Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

As I’ve already completed my reading for the Classics Club I decided to get stuck into Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 which is run by Karen @Books and Chocolate (what a fab blog name).
My book list consists of:

1. Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott
2. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
3. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
5. Montaigne Essays
6. The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
8. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
9. Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary by Hugh Lofting
10. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
11. I, Claudius – Claudius, the God by Robert Graves
12. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Have you read any of these ones? I’ve had most of these book waiting in a queue to be read for years now and this will encourage me to get around to them at last!

10 thoughts on “Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

  1. I’ve read Nevil Shute’s “On The Beach”, unforgettable.
    Two vignettes that have stayed with me have been the finding of the Coca-Cola bottle; and, especially, the opening of the paddock gates…
    A confronting story.

  2. You have some great choices in your list!

    I’ve read Les Liaisons Dangereuses and also seen the film with John Malkovich as Valmont, really good, manipulative etc. I’ve also read I, Claudius & Claudius, the God years ago after I saw the TV version, and Anna Karenina another great book.

    • Margaret,
      I’ve been meaning to read I, Claudius and Claudius, the God since it was on TV all those years ago. I’m glad that you say that Les Liaisons Dangereuses is good because I wasn’t too sure about reading that one.

  3. What a great list! I enjoyed Anna Karenina and Hungry Hill and I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Redgauntlet, which I read last year.

    • Helen,
      I’ve been meaning to read more books by Scott and had intended reading The Bride of Lammermoor but decided on Redgauntlet as you had read it recently.

  4. Great list. I read On the Beach so many years ago that beyond the basic story and knowing I enjoyed it I can remember little else. I Claudius is a favourite. There are several on your list that I would like to read too!

  5. Most of these…no. But I have read, and highly recommend your choices of Catch-22, I, Claudius, and especially Anna Karenina…loved it.

    • Joseph,

      I’m glad you enjoyed Catch-22, that’s one that I wasn’t at all sure about. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.


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