It is the time for resolutions, dreams, and book lists. Book list creation is probably my favorite part of the new year. I am already participating in a rather ambitious 50 classics challenge with The Classics Club, but to add to the excitement I thought I would join another exciting book reading club, the Literary Movement Reading Challenge hosted by Fanda Classiclit. I am pretty excited about this, because it will force me to diversify my reading list and read older and more challenging works. I tend to be a very mid range girl. Most of the novels I have read could fall into the Victorian-Existentialism periods. That is about to change.
Without further ado – The Literary Movement Reading Challenge
January : Medieval – Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
February : Renaissance – Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
March : Enlightenment – Candide by Voltaire
April : Romanticism – Ivanhoe or Waverly by Sir Walter Scott
May : Transcendentalism – Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
June : Victorian – Bleak House by Charles Dickens
July : Realism – A Doll House by Ibsen
August : Naturalism – Maggie, A Girl from the Streets by Stephen Crane
September : Existentialism – The Plague by Albert Calmus
October : Modernism – Something by William Faulkner
November : The Beat Generation or The Bloomsbury Group – A Room With a View by Virginia Wolfe
December : Post-Modernism – Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
I came up with some tentative titles for every month, but none of them are hard set. In fact, for the early and later periods I was having a hard time finding books I really wanted to read. PLEASE offer suggestions if you have any.
Follow along while I brave works from every major literary period and write my thoughts on the blog. Or better yet, join the club and read along with me!