21 in 2021

by Kelly

Welcome to 2021. We want to help you have a new year as the same you, but better! What better way to improve yourself than to challenge your mind? And, boy! Do we have a challenge for you!

We invite you to join our newest reading challenge on the Beanstack app called “21 Classics in 2021”.  Yes, classics. Challenging, sure, but rewarding nonetheless.

The classics chosen for this challenge were selected to broaden your reading history, introduce you to alternative works from authors you already know, and to highlight many titles that were the pioneers of their genre, award recipients, and just overall excellent pieces of literature.

In order to complete this challenge, you must venture your way through ALL 21 titles on our list. If you’ve read one on the list already, read it again! OR, find a different format (Book on CD, DVD, Graphic Novel, etc) for an alternate, but equally awesome version of the story. We don’t mind.

21 classics in 12 months, equals about 2 books per month, so manage your time wisely. Are you up for the challenge? The titles for this challenge are as follows:

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, The Odyssey by Homer, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Robinson Crusoe by Robert Louis Stevenson, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Trail by Franz Kafka, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.

Find the challenge on our Beanstack tracker reading app, found through your app store. Register with your library card number and email to begin. We hope to see you there.