For this challenge, there are categories that need to be fulfilled. The first set is required to complete the challenge. The second is optional, and while I am definitely hopeful to give it my best shot, it won't be a focus for me.
I should also point out that for this challenge, Karen (our lovely hostess this year) has established that classic only refers to a book published prior to 1964 (so anything older than 50 years). I made sure to take that into account when I made my list.
Anyway, here are my challenge books for this challenge!
- A 20th Century Classic: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)
- A 19th Century Classic: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy (1872)
- A Classic by a Woman Author: The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (1915)
- A Classic in Translation: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (1927-translated in 1929)
- A Classic About War: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (1895)
- A Classic by an Author Who Is New To You: Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1862)
- An American Classic: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
- A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)
- A Historical Fiction Classic: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
- A Classic That's Been Adapted Into a Movie or TV Series: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
- Extra Fun Category: Write a Review of the Movie or TV Series adapted from Optional Category #4: I have a couple of options for this-BBC adaptation or film...I'll decide later!