To be considered: Combining my defined Classics Club list of 75 with my ever-growing Alternate Classics list currently at 119 books.
Reading by the pantser-method makes me wander far and wide in my book selections. Rarely do I stay in a particular vein–by era or genre or author–for too long because I am driven by mood and curiosity rather than anything resembling a methodical approach to literature. Given the freedom of a broad list that is ever-expanding, it is likely I will read more than my chosen 75 books in 3 years.
My list will be close to 200 books (with unlimited growth potential). This should keep me hopping for some time to come–even in my reading after the Classics Club!
I might include a list of secondary reading materials that coincide with novels and authors. I know several members of the Classics Club read other materials in conjunction with a novel. While I have never been a fan of biographies, I may be inclined to make an exception or two. I do appreciate personal letters and memoirs; histories and genre discussion are also interesting. This might appeal to my wanting-to-know-everything-all-at-once-ness. I am leary, however, of letting that information color my opinion of a novel–so perhaps I will novel first and read secondary materials later to see how it alters my opinion of the book in question or the author.
Shall I pepper through a perpetually dynamic list rather than confining myself to a static one?
I think I shall.