And just like that, I’ve completed all of my challenges for 2012! I’m glad to be done and have already put sever limitations in place for next year, but that’ll come later when I announce my 2013 challenges. On to the recap!
The Back to the Classics Challenge, hosted by Sarah of Sarah Reads Too Much was incredibly enjoyable because it wasn’t just about reading the classics. It was about reading classics from a broader variety of areas that you might not necessarily read without some sort of catalyst. (I know I wouldn’t have read some without some one saying, hey you should read this.) To find out more click either of the above links or read my original sign up post here.
Although I read a variety of books, I actually enjoyed far fewer than those I didn’t enjoy. I really enjoyed reading The Color Purple, 1985, and Murder on the Orient Express (and of course re-reading Mansfield Park). But the rest I could definitely have done without.
Facts about my challenge
- Average number of pages per book: 534
- Total pages read: 4,806
- Longest Book: Anna Karenina (976) followed closely by Gone with the Wind (960)
- Shortest Book: Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds by Aristophanes
- Physical books read: 6
- Kindle books read: 3
- Translated works: 3 (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago, and Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds)
- Library books: 1, Doctor Zhivago
- Rereads: 1, Mansfield Park
- Duplicated on other Challenges
- Tea and Books: 2
- Mount TBR: 4
- The Classics Club: 9