2017 Challenge – Back to the Classics

img_20170121_151647531-2This is my second (and final) challenge for 2017. I wasn’t going to do two, but I love the categories for this one! I’ve also been able to add some of the children’s classics that have been on my bookshelf waiting for ‘one day’. One day is here!

If you’re interested in joining, the link is here. You have until March 1st to sign up. Join me!

I’ll be reviewing them on my blog and Goodreads as I go.

Here are the twelve categories and my choices:

  1. A 19th century classicAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  2. A 20th century classic (up to 1967)The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
  3. A classic by a womanRuth, Elizabeth Gaskell
  4. A Russian classic – War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
  5. A classic originally published before 1800Macbeth, Shakespeare
  6. A romance classic – Pursuasion, Jane Austen
  7. A gothic or horror classic – The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
  8. A classic with a number in the title – Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome
  9. A classic about an animal or with an animal in the titleThe Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
  10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit – A Room with a View, E M Forster
  11. An award winning classic – The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
  12. A classic in translation – The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Join me! Let me know which classics you choose.

2017 Challenge – Australian Women Writers


This year I’m taking part in two reading challenges. The first is the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

I’ve committed to a huge six books! 🙂 It is my first year doing reading challenges and as there are lots of other books already on my TBR list I didn’t want to do a newbie over-commit. I’m sure I’ll read more than this and will add as I go.

Still, I’m excited about my choices. Here they are:

  1. Seldom Come By, Sherryl Caulfield. Read my review here.
  2. The Dry, Jane Harper
  3. Burial Rites, Hannah Kent. Read my review here.
  4. The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte, Lesley Truffle.
  5. Capital, Kristin Otto (non-fiction) Read my review here.
  6. A Story of Seven Summers, Hilary Burden
  7. Carry Me Home, Dorothy Adamek. Read my review here.
  8. Picnic Races, Dymphna Cusack
  9. Pastures of the Blue Crane, H.F. Brinsmead (if I can find a copy!)
  10. On the Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta