2018 Challenges

Host: Books and Chocolate
Duration: January – December 2018
Goal: Read 12 books

A 19th century classicDombey and Son by Charles Dickens
A 20th century classicEast of Eden by John Steinbeck
A classic by a woman authorThe Tenant of the Wildfell Hall by Anne Brönte
A classic in translationThe Sin of Abbe Mouret by Émile Zola
A children's classicFive Go Off on a Caravan (The Famous Five)  by Enid Blyton
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fictionTowards Zero by Agatha Christie
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fictionJourney to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
A classic with a single-word titleResurrection by Leo Tolstoy
A classic with a color in the titleThe Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
A classic by an author that's new to youHowards End by E.M. Forster
A classic that scares youThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Re-read a favorite classicThe Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Host: Roof Beam Reader
Duration: January – December 2018
Goal: Read 12 books (with 2 alternatives)

*The year is publication year of my copy*
1. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (2002)
2. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene – Indonesian translation (2003)
3. March by Geraldine Brooks – Indonesian translation (2007)
4. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy – Indonesian translation (2005)
5. Howards End by E.M. Forster (1910)
6. Cleopatra: A Life by Tracy Schiff - Indonesian translation (2012)
7. The Siege by Helen Dunmore (2002)
8. An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (2014)
9. Possession by A.S. Byatt (2009)
10. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton – Indonesian translation (2013)
11. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens (1995)

1. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Indonesian translation (2008)
2. A Spiritual Canticle by St. John of the Cross

Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: January - December 2018
Personal Goal: Read 5 Victorian books

_ Book published between 1841-1850: The Tenant of the Wildfell Hall by Anne Brönte
_ Character name in the title: The Sin of Abbe Mouret by Émile Zola
_ Gothic, suspense, mystery: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
_ Translated into English from another language: A Love Story by ÉmileZola

Host: The Classics Club
Duration: January – December 2018 (second year of originally five years)
Personal Goal: Read 13 books

1. The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
3. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
6. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
8. Howards End by E.M. Forster
11. Posession by A.S. Byatt
12. Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Now, let’s hope nothing huge and unexpected will happen next year, so that I can read and blog calmly throughout the year!

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