2018 Challenges

Back to the Classics 2018 
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A 19th century classicBel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
A 20th century classicTortilla Flat by John Steinbeck.
A classic by a woman authorThe House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bázan.
A classic in translation: Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont.
A children's classic: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fictionThe Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo.
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fictionAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
A classic with a single-word titleMeditations by Marcus Aurelius.
A classic with a colour in the title: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov.
A classic by an author that's new to youVis and Rāmin by Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani.
A classic that scares youThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Re-read a favourite classicThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Deal Me In 2018 
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Short Stories
AceThe Negro of Peter The Great by Alexander Pushkin.
KingDubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin.
QueenThe Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin.
JackWhite Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
TenThe Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
NineA Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Eight: The House with the Mezzanine by Anton Chekhov.
Seven: Man in a Case by Anton Chekhov.
Six: Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov.
Five: About Love by Anton Chekhov.
Four: For a Night of Love by Émile Zola.
Three: Fasting by Émile Zola.
Two: Nantas by Émile Zola.
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Plays
KingThat Scoundrel Scapin by Moliére.
Queen: The Miser by Moliére.
JackLove's the Best Doctor by Moliére.
TenDon Juan by Moliére.
NineGammer Gurton's Nedle by William Stevenson.
EightVolpone by Ben Jonson.
SevenCato by Joseph Addison.
SixVenus Preserv'd by Thomas Otway.
FiveThe Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger.
TwoHercules by Seneca the Younger.
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Essays
King: Westminster Hall by Oliver Goldsmith.
Queen: The Stagecoach by Samuel Johnson.
Jack: Witches, and Other Night Fears by Charles Lamb.
Ten: My First Play by Charles Lamb.
Nine: Of Persons One Would Wish to have Seen by William Hazlitt.
Eight: Book-Buying by Augustine Birrell.
Seven: On the Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt.
Six: July Grass by Richard Jeffries.
Five: The Whole Duty of a Woman by Edmund Gosse.
Four: A Meditation upon a Broomstick by Jonathan Swift.
Three: The Scholar's Complaint of his Own Bashfulness by Samuel Johnson.
Two: A Vision by Samuel Coleridge. 

Poetry
AceThe Wanderings of Oisin by W. B. Yeats.
JackThe Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe.
TenThe Lady of May by Philip Sidney.
NineLamon's Tale by Philip Sidney.
Eight: Amores by Ovid.
Seven: The Art of Love by Ovid.
Six: Cures for Love by Ovid.
Five: Fasti by Ovid.
Four: The Georgics by Virgil.
Three: The Ecologues by Virgil.
Two: On Facial Treatments for the Ladies by Ovid.

European Reading Challenge 2018 
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AustriaTotem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud.
FranceBel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
GermanyThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Greece: Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius.
Ireland: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Italy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
NorwayJohn Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen.
PortugalThe Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões.
SpainThe Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo.
Ukraine: The White Guard by Mikhaíl Bulgakov.
United Kingdom: Coming Up for Air by George Orwell.

#NewAuthors18 Reading Challenge
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  1. Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart.
  2. Joseph Addison - Cato.
  3. Emilia Pardo Bázan - The House of Ulloa.
  4. Luís Vaz de Camões - The Lusiads.
  5. Alejo Carpentier - Explosion in a Cathedral.
  6. Catullus - Poems.
  7. Benvenuto Cellini - Autobiography.
  8. Cicero - The Nature of the Gods.
  9. Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani - Vis and Rāmin.
  10. John Gower - Confessio Amantis.
  11. Walter Hilton - The Ladder of Perfection.
  12. Comte de Lautréamont - Les Chants de Maldoror.
  13. Livy - An Early History of Rome.
  14. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things.
  15. Petronius - The Satyricon.
  16. Laurens van der Post - The Lost World of the Kalahari.
  17. Propertius - Elegies.
  18. Thomas Otway - Venus Preserv'd.
  19. Francisco de Quevedo - The Swindler.
  20. William Stevenson - Gammer Gurton's Nedle.
  21. Philip Sidney - Astrophel and Stella.
  22. Achilles Tatius - Leucippe and Clitophon.
  23. Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days.
  24. Leonard Woolf - The Wise Virgins.
  25. Yevgeny Zamyatin - We.


Alternatives:

Twelve Caesars by Suetonius.
Fruitfulness by Émile Zola.

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AFairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
DDombey and Son by Charles Dickens.
EThe Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels.
GCranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.
HThe Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo.
JThree Men in a Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome.
KKidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
OOblomov by Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov.
PAgainst Sainte-Beuve by Marcel Proust.
S: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
TThe Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev.
UUtilitarianism by J. S. Mill.
XThe Happiest of the Three by Eugène Labiche and Edmond Gondient.
YThe Wanderings of Oisin by W. B. Yeats.
ZFruitfulness by Émile Zola.

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  1. Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius
  2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
  3. Poems by Catulus. 
  4. The Gallic War by Julius Caesar.
  5. The Nature of the Gods by Cicero.
  6. Epistles I by Horace.
  7. Epistles II by Horace.
  8. Odes by Horace.
  9. Satires by Horace.
  10. The Satires by Juvenal.
  11. An Early History of Rome by Livy.
  12. On the Nature of Things by Lucretius
  13. Amores by Ovid
  14. The Art of Love by Ovid. 
  15. Cures for Love by Ovid. 
  16. Fasti by Ovid. 
  17. On Facial Treatments for the Ladies by Ovid. 
  18. Elegies by Propertius.
  19. The Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger. 
  20. Medea by Seneca the Younger
  21. Agamemnon by Seneca the Younger
  22. Hercules by Seneca the Younger. 
  23. Twelve Caesars by Suetonius. 
  24. The Georgics by Virgil
  25. The Eclogues by Virgil.

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