Monday, January 23, 2023

Back To the Classics Challenge 2022: The Winner!

 Congratulations to Joseph at The Once Lost Wanderer

Joseph won a $30 gift card so he can get even more books to read in 2022! Many thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in this challenge -- 69 people signed up, and 24 people completed the challenge. And a special mention of Flicker who completed her entire list with Japanese books in translation; and also to Major Yammerton who completed the challenge and did a second round! 

We're all winners because we got to share the joy of books and each one of us crossed some classic books off our to-read lists!. I hope everyone enjoyed all the new books and authors they discovered. 

As some of you may have guessed, I'm taking a break from blogging right now and so I'm going to take this year off from reading challenges, including my own. Lately I've felt like challenges and goals are too much pressure and are taking some of the fun out of my reading, so it's time to take a break and just read for pleasure. Hopefully this will inspire me, and by the end of the year I can plan for another Back to the Classics Challenge in 2024. 

Thanks again to everyone for participating and I hope you find plenty of joy in your reading in 2023. Happy reading everyone!