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The Goal - to read a minimum of six classics between 1 Jan - 31 Dec 1015 .
1. A 19th Century Classic — any book published between 1800 and 1899.
2. A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1965. Just like last year, all books must have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify as a classic.
3. A Classic by a Woman Author.
4. A Classic in Translation.
5. A Very Long Classic Novel — a single work of 500 pages or longer.
6. A Classic Novella — any work shorter than 250 pages.
7. A Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title.
8. A Humorous or Satirical Classic.
9. A Forgotten Classic. This could be a lesser-known work by a famous author, or a classic that nobody reads any more.
10. A Nonfiction Classic. A memoir, biography, essays, travel, this can be any nonfiction work that’s considered a classic, or a nonfiction work by a classic author.
11. A Classic Children’s Book.
12. A Classic Play.
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The rules of the Pre-Printing Press Challenge:
- All books must have come out before 1440, when the printing press was first invented.
- Books chosen for this challenge can overlap with other challenges.
- Books can be translated into the language of your choice.
- All the books you've chosen must be read by December 31, 2015.
- You can read 1-3 books, 4-6 books, 7-9 books or 10 or more books if you're feeling particularly ambitious.
- The choice of books is up to you. There are no set reading lists, and you don't have to set one when you join.
More info at above link
I am starting small with the two books that are on my shelf.
Beowulf - Anonymous
The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan