I signed up to read six books out of the possible 12 categories, with a stretch goal of reading nine, which I reached. As I suspected, I read more than nine books that would qualify as "classics" under the definition, but they overlapped the same nine categories.
The Back to the Classics Challenge is hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. Thank for hosting, Karen!
MY BOOKS AND THEIR CATEGORIES
Out of Africa by Isak Dineson (FINISHED; woman author)
Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley (FINISHED; science fiction)
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols (FINISHED; place name)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (FINISHED; adventure - well, egghead adventure)
Death and the Joyful Woman by Ellis Peters (FINISHED; detective)
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (FINISHED; translation)
The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope (FINISHED; 19th Century)
Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark (FINISHED; 20th Century)
The Company She Keeps by Mary McCarthy (FINISHED; short stories)