Plotting out the New Year

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)

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