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January - December 2017
# of books: 6-12
Classic with a number in the title: Three Treatises. Martin Luther. 1970. Fortress Press. 316 pages. [Source: Gift] *All three treatises were published in 1520, this English translation is from 1970.
A Russian Classic. The Karamazov Brothers. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Translated by Ignat Avsey. 1880/2008. 1054 pages. [Source: Library]
A 20th Century Classic Out of the Silent Planet. C.S. Lewis. 1938. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899. The Warden. Anthony Trollope. 1855. Oxford World's Classics. 294 pages. [Source: Bought]
A classic by a woman author. No One Hears But Him. Taylor Caldwell. 1966/2017. Open Road Media. 212 pages. [Source: Review copy]
A classic published before 1800. The Pilgrim's Progress. John Bunyan. 1678. 301 pages. [Source: Bought]
4. A classic in translation. Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories).
6. An romance classic. I'm pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.
7. A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads.
9. A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title. It an actual animal or a metaphor, or just the name. Examples include To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc.
10. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. It can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz, Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the Nile, etc.
11. An award-winning classic. It could be the Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award, just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.
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