Classic Challenge

Originally, this whole blog was started as a way for us to expand our classic literature horizons.  Neither of us have read very many, and are ashamed of this fact.  In order to improve ourselves as human beings and to become more well-rounded writers, we set out on a journey to review the wonders that are…classic literature.  We have set a goal of one classic novel per month to read and review.  Our (currently short) lists of “Conquered” Classic Novels will hopefully continue to grow with many amazing titles.  

There seems to be a muddled definition of specifically when and why literature should be deemed as classic.  For simplicity on this blog, our Classic Challenge Curriculum list includes titles that have already been accepted as classics and those popular, well-written works which may or may not be determined as classics in the future.  “Conquered Classics” are discernible from our “Coming-Someday Classics” below by the filtered cover: A purple check on the cover means Wendy has already read it and a blue check means Audrey has read it.  To read any of our Classic reviews, click below on either Audrey or Wendy’s Conquered Classics.

Audrey's Conquered Classics copy



Wendy's Conquered Classics



Pride & Prejudice Read 3A Tale of Two CitiesDracula ReadAnimal 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 Galaxy    A 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
Slaughterhouse Five Read    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea    A Christmas Carol Read    Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe








Island of the blue dolphins

Love in the Time of Cholera    Emma    Gulliver's Travels    The Giver Read    Anna Karena









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