Classic Challenge Curriculum

Summer is usually a busy time for most families, and this summer has been especially hectic for ours! My husband is starting a new business while restructuring his current one, I have been out of state helping my parents for over a month; honestly between managing businesses and trying to squeeze in time to see family and friends (including our beautiful grandkids YAY!) Audrey & I have totally let our Classic Challenge Blog plummet.  Our main purpose for starting this blog was to challenge ourselves by reading and watching classic and celebrated literature and movies.  In the past few months conquering the classics has proven to be quite elusive to us! I am posting our Classic Challenge Curriculum that is essentially our ‘To Read’ list….If there are any titles you are passionate about and you think we should add them to our Curriculum, Please leave us a comment.  We would love to hear your recommendations!

There seems to be a muddled definition of when and specifically why literature should be deemed as classic or modern classic. For simplicity on this blog, our “Classic Challenge” list will include titles that have already been accepted as classics and also popular, well-written and celebrated works which may or may not be deemed as classics in the future. This month I am determined for us both to finish Dracula!  We are also committing ourselves to a new blog post (to include all our categories) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! So far, over the past few weeks we’ve been on track…Just have to keep it up…Okay we can do this!…

Our Classic Challenge Curriculum, as pictured below, includes titles we have already read. Wendy’s ‘Completed Classics’ are noted with a purple check; Audrey’s ‘Completed Classics’ are noted with a blue check. Please see our Classic Challenge Page for any Classic reviews we have written. 

Classic Challenge Curriculum- for Wendy and Audrey

Pride & Prejudice Read 3A Tale of Two CitiesDraculaAnimal Farm Romeo and Juliet Read2



Wurthering HeightsThe Count of Monte CristoThe Secret GardenTo Kill A Mockingbird ReadBreakfast at Tiffany's
The Book Thief
Great Expectations Read  Jane Eyre     The Sun Also Rises   The Call of the Wild Read





Frankenstein A Midsummer Night's Dream   Of Mice and Men Read  The Bell Jar  Memoir's of a Geisha
Diary of Anne Frank Read    The English Patient    Little Women    The Catcher in the Rye Read  Carmilla






Lord of the Flies    The Alchemist ReadThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyA Clockwork Orange    The Old Man and the Sea Read




Love in the Time of Cholera Number the Stars    The Color Purple Read Farenheit 451   McBeth



1984    The Great Gatsby Read    The Grapes of Wrath    Les Miserables    Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Read






Hamlet ReadThe Picture of Dorian GrayAnne of Green Gables   Lolita Catch 22The Handmaid's TaleThe Odyssey Read  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea    War and Peace    Don QuixoteThe Shining   The Princess Bride   The Lord of the Rings   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child   Water for Elephants
The Kite Runner   A Thousand Splendid Suns   Speak   Slaughterhouse Five   Island of the blue dolphins









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