2017 Challenges

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classicsclub1 I joined the Classics Club in 2015; making this YEAR 3.

My FIFTY original LIST is viewable by clicking here.  Or click on this progress sub-page


  • √ Title with a NUMBER not number-spelled-out – 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad JAN
  • √ A building – Home by Marilynne Robinson (on my shelf) APR
  • √ Title with an “X” – The Nix MAR
  • √ A compass direction – Kitchens of the Great Midwest JUNE
  • √ Item of cutlery – The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean APR
  • √ Alliteration – Going Gray by Anne Kreamer JAN

The 2017 challenge site: Wormhole

Classics Challenge – (My post) √

  1.  _ A 19th Century Classic – A Trollope or a Hardy?
  2.   A 20th Century Classic – Richard Stark’s The Hunter
  3. _ A Classic by a Woman Author  – Woolf’s Orlando
  4. _ A Classic in Translation –  The Three Muskateers or Love in a Fallen City
  5. _A Classic pub’d before 1800 – Candide
  6. _ A Romance?Jude the Obscure
  7. _ A Gothic  Jane Eyre
  8. _ A Classic a Number in the Title – One Fine Day
  9. _ An Animal in the Title – The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson
  10. _ A Place Setting you’d like to visit – would like to choose a Canadian
  11.  _ Award-winning Classic – Pulitzer?
  12.  _ A Russian classic. Memories by Teffi, as suggested by Ruthiella. Or Dead Souls by Gogol?

POETRY!  100 poems Serena’s Challenge poetry2017medium-300x300

IRL “Neighborhood” Book Club
Jan – off
Feb –  All the Light You Cannot See
Mar – A Man Called Ove
Apr – Summer of My German Soldier
May –
Jun –
Jul –
Aug –
Sep –
Oct –
Nov –
Dec –
IRL “Scuppernongians” Book Club
Jan – The Mothers
Feb – Save Me by Kristyn Kubek Lewis
Mar –The Little Paris Bookshop
Apr – none
May – Behind Her Eyes
Jun –
Jul –
Aug –
Sep –
Oct –
Nov –
Dec –

and blue shading?_______

Personal Challenge #1 – LOANED TO ME Books

An Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith – from my neighbor K.
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – from Nancy Jan 2016
Two Rivers by T.Greenwood – from Holly
A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard – another from Holly
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter – again, from Holly
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder – WON in a giveaway by Trisha

Personal Challenge #2 – AUTHORS I MUST READ
Tom PerottaThe Abstinence Teacher
Zetta ElliotA Wish After Midnight
Tracy Kidder
Tayari Jones
Connie Willis – Either Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog



√ The Bone Clocks – Jan, Trollope – Feb, Ulysses – Feb

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