1st Qtr Wrap-Ups and Giveaway (Jan./Feb./March/April)

Happy New Year and welcome to the  1st Quarter 2020 Reading Classic Books Link Up (January/February/March/April). Can you believe that we have not only closed out another year, but a decade too? I hope your 2020 goes without incident and you’re able to read a few of those long neglected classics.

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The Virtual Wheel Has Spun

The virtual Classics Club wheel was spun and it landed on lucky number

I was on pins and needles hoping the number picked would be a book I was anxious to read. Now, please take note I’m not ashamed to admit that I didn’t fully think this through, so I had to do some quick thinking/improvising/manipulating of the my list.

Woman what are you babbling about? You might be asking. Well, in my haste and excitement for creating my TBR for the Reading Classic Books challenge I’m hosting I only listed 12 books for the challenge prompts and neglected to come up with an additional 8.

Again, I didn’t think it through. And, having said that. Here is how I manipulated the list.

No. 1 became 13 

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Reading Classic Books Challenge

How many times have you said that you need to read more classic books? If at any point you’ve made this claim, then this challenge is for you.

Welcome to the inaugural Reading Classic Books! I am super excited about this challenge and hope you’ll join me throughout the year in reading more classics.

I want this challenge to be fun and stress free. There are 12 challenge prompts but don’t feel like you have to do them all. Do as many as you want. The goal is simple – read more classic books.

How to join:

The challenge runs from January 1 thru December 31, 2020

Create a sign up post and leave the link in the link up below. If you don’t have a blog no worries. You can Tweet that you’ll be participating, do an Instagram post or if you have Goodreads create a Reading Classic Books shelf and link to that shelf

Don’t forget to put a link to this post, if you’re signing up via blog, Twitter or Instagram.

On the 1st of the month, a link up will post where you will leave the link to your Review and there will be a link to the giveaway (hosted by Rafflecopter)

The Rules:

1) ALL books must have been first published 50 years ago or earlier
2) Books must be read between January 1st and December 31st
3) Books may be used for up to two prompts


There will be three book Giveaways valued up to $20 (USD) . **Giveaway is open to anyone The Book Depository ships to. How to enter will be posted with each giveaway.

Giveaway Entry Period Winner Announced
January 1 – April 30 May 8
May 1 – August 31 August 7
September 1 – December 31 January 8, 2021

The Challenge Prompts:

1) Read a classic over 500 pages
2) Read a classic by a POC and/or with a POC as the main character
3) Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live
4) Read a classic in translation
5) Read a classic by a new to you author
6) Read a book of poetry
7) Read a classic written between 1800-1860
8) Read a classic written by an LGBT author and/or with an LGBT main character
9) Read a classic written by a woman
10) Read a classic novella
11) Read a classic nonfiction
12) Read a classic that has been banned or censored

FYI: If you’re participating in The Classics Club you can still do this challenge. I’m using the creation of this challenge and the prompts to choose books from my Classics Club list.

Make sure to follow Reading Classic Books on the following platforms because that’s where you’ll find group updates.

  • You can also request a Buddy Read on Goodreads for that special book you want to read and enjoy with someone
  • There will be some fun instagram challenges

Goodreads @ Reading Classic Books
Twitter @Read_Classics
Use: #readclassicbooks2020
Instagram @Reading Classic Books
Use: #readclassicbooks2020

I hope you’ll join me in reading more classics in 2020!