Smaller committment things signed up for in 2013 (so far):
The Classics Club
Because I really need to get my butt in gear with reading the classics, I want to really splash into it this year! I’ve decided to give each month a theme so I can feel more excited about my progress.
While I will be reading more modern novels and other things besides classics, I thought I would try to finish at least two of the classics listed each month. This will give me choice and flexibility…which, as a flibbertigibbet, is key to a good plan.
January (Adventure Month): Treasure Island (Stevenson), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Verne), The Three Musketeers (Dumas), King Solomon’s Mines (Haggard)
February (Travel Month): Gulliver’s Travels (Swift), The Time Machine (Wells), Around the World in 80 Days (Verne), Robinson Crusoe (Defoe)
March (Fight Month): The Nibelungenlied (unknown), Beowulf (unknown), The Last of the Mohicans (Cooper), Les Misérables (Hugo)
April (Anything Goes Month): Moll Flanders (Defoe), Madame Bovary (Flaubert), Eugénie Grandet (Balzac), Vanity Fair (Thackeray)
May (Maybe Mystery Month): The Complete Sherlock Holmes vol 1. and vol 2. (Doyle), The Moonstone (Collins), The Big Sleep (Chandler)
June (Ah, Love! Month): Adolphe (Constant), Wuthering Heights (Brontë), Evelina (Burney), Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
July (16th/17th Century Play Month): Plays by Marlowe, Shakespeare, Ford, Molière, and Webster
August (Hot as Hell! Month): Journey to the Center of the Earth (Verne), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde), The Divine Comedy (Dante), Paradise Lost (Milton)
September (The Dickens you say! Month): A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist
October (The Creeps! Month): Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson), Dracula (Stoker), Frankenstein (Shelley), In Cold Blood (Capote)
November (Forgive me, it’s Nanowrimo! Month): The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
December (Punishment Month): Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky), The Mayor of Casterbridge (Hardy), The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne), The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)