Want to read more classics? Re-read an old favourite? A book you missed by a favourite author? Or just browse and discover a forgotten author? This year we are moving the general guideline up to pre-1950, but there are quite a few later books (mainly from the 1960s) that are also acceptable.
A wonderful bonus advantage for this Challenge is that it is easy on the budget since so many are available free in numerous formats (including audio!) from such sites as Project Gutenberg, ManyBooks and LibriVox. You do not need to choose your books ahead of time, you’ve got all year. Late-comers are welcome.
Please note that Classics Catchup was created and is run by RMFAO’s first moderator, Dagny. You can find here on Goodreads here or at her amazingly bookish blog, Vauquer Boarding House
We have different yearly levels for which you can go for. These are listed below.
- Level 1: Casual Reader: 2 books
- Level 2: Frequent Reader: 3 – 5 books
- Level 3: Bookworm: 6 – 8 books
- Level 4: Scholar: 9 – 11 books
- Level 5: Professor: 12 or more books
Who’s joining? All you have to do is post here saying you plan to participate. You can choose the Level you hope to achieve now, or wait and see how it goes. Don’t know what to read and need suggestions? Just ask!
RMFAO 2018 Classics Catchup Thread
Other challenges that you can participate in are:
- RMFAO 2018 Genre Challenge
- RMFAO 2018 NetGalley Challenge
- RMFAO 2018 Series Challenge
- RMFAO 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- RMFAO 2018 Bonus Challenge
If you’re as crazy about reading and books as we are then go wild combining all or any challenges to spice up your reading lists!
One of the coolest things about this challenge is that the mods are so awesome that they even tell you the sources and links to obtain free books available online legally. What else can a bookworm ask for!?
In order to participate, simply announce your participation on the main board of RMFAO 2018 Genre Challenge. Or if you have a blog just do a simple post announcing your participation and sharing details of the challenge (you can freely copy and paste from here with a due credit or reblog this post.) Don’t forget to leave a link back here.