1. Social History...How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
2. Popular Science...I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
3. Language...In Other Words by Christopher J. Moore
4. Medical Memoir...Patient Zero by Lydia Kang
5. Climate/Weather...The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
6. Celebrity...The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs
7. Reference...The Everything Guide to C. S. Lewis and Narnia by Jon Kennedy
8. Geography...Travels in Asia and Africa by Ibn Battuta
An Atlas of Extinct Countries by Defoe Gideon
9. Linked to a Podcast...Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel
10. Wild Animals...The Snow Leopard by Peter Mathiesson
11. Economics...A Libertarian Walks into a Bear by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
12. Published in 2022...Read Dangerously by Azar Nafisi
- December. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
- January. Prince Caspian.
- February. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
- March. The Silver Chair.
- April. The Horse and His Boy.
- May. The Magician’s Nephew.
- June. The Last Battle.
- July. Optional read: From Spare Oom to War Drobe by Katherine Langrish
The Back to the Classics Challenge has been hosted by Karen from Books and Chocolate for nine years.
"IThe Back to the Classics Challenge is a year-long challenge in which participants are encouraged to finally read the classics they've always meant to read -- or just recently discovered."
I will try to read from twelve categories in 2022.
Here are the books I hope to read:
1. A 19th century classic. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
2. A 20th century classic. Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham.
3. A classic by a woman author. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton.
4. A classic in translation. Nana by Émile Zola.
5. A classic by BIPOC author. Native Son by Richard Wright.
6. Mystery/detective/crime classic. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux.
7. A classic short story collection. Dubliners by James Joyce.
8. Pre-1800 classic. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
9. A nonfiction classic. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
10. A classic that's been on your TBR list the longest. Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
11. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir.
12. Wild card classic. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.