Monday, November 17, 2014

Book List for Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015


Here is my PROPOSED book list for the Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015.  I tried to choose books from my bookshelves and other on-going challenges.  I think I should be grateful to get through one title per period; however, I listed several in case I can read through more than one.  You never know.

January: Medieval(500 - 1500)
Completed: 1/4/15 

February: Renaissance (1500 - 1670)
Completed: 2/6/15

March: Enlightenment (1700 - 1800)
Completed:  3/23/15

April: Romanticism (1798 - 1870)
Completed:  4/26/15

May: Transcendentalism (1830 - 1860)
Completed:  5/20/15

June: Victorian (1837 - 1901)
Completed:  6/22/15

July: Realism (1820 - 1920)
Cannot finish

August: Naturalism (1870 - 1920)
Completed:  8/18/15

September: Existentialism (1850 - )
Completed:    9/5/15

October: Modernism (1910 - 1965)
Completed:  10/18/15

November: The Beat Generation or The Bloomsbury Group
Completed:  11/29/15

December: Post-Modernism (1965 - )
Completed:  12/25/15

If you would like more info on this reading challenge, visit Fanda @ Fanda Classiclit.

16 comments:

  1. Your approach makes me more open to joining this challenge. I confess, I really hate lists and being stuck reading a book that I've listed (see my "fail" TBR Pile challenge). But having a "proposed" list and being able to exchange books, makes me more excited about it. Thanks for the tip of using the WEM biographies (duh, me!). I've started a list but I really haven't been focussing on next year, which is probably dangerous. I would be the most worried about the last two time periods on this list but I think I'll have books to fill them. So I tentatively think I'll join in .........

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    1. Cleo, If you could line up this challenge with your other challenges, would that work? It would just be a way to put them into a reading order for the year. I know you read a lot of different kinds of books that may not fit into the Lit Movement, but maybe a lot of them would work. Well, after you make up your list, you'll know. I hope you can join b/c you always make some interesting choices!

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    2. I'll try. As I said, my worry would be the last two categories (of course, newer books) but I think I have those covered. Perhaps it's a mistake, but I don't really like to plan too much. I go with the flow, which allows me to join read-alongs, etc. when they pop up. Right now I still have six categories of the list to fill. I will probably join but I know that my first "proposed" list will look very little like the finished product. Oh woe, that's just me! :-)

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  2. Love your John Bunyan choice (meaning I want to read it), East of Eden (LOVE it), Walden, A Room of One's Own, and Sense & Sensibility (love, love & love.) :-)

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    1. Oh, good. I need encouragement w/ East of Eden b/c I feel apprehensive about it.

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  3. PS - I think Catch-22 was published in 1961.

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    1. You're correct. I listed the date he started writing it. Thanks.

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  4. It's a good idea to list all the choices, so you won't feel forced to read certain titles. And good titles too that you've picked. Good luck with the challenge, Ruth!

    I might read Zola's Fortune too for Naturalism, so we could read it along. And I am thinking of hosting Germinal read-along on April (Zoladdiction) with o. But I know you wouldn't want to reread it so soon. :)

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    1. The more the merrier - if you can read Fortune for Naturalism, too. And maybe I will be up to reading Germinal again by April. It all depends on my situation. We'll see.

      Thanks, Fanda!

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  5. Great list! I'm looking forward to this, it's such a fantastic challenge :)

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  6. Wonderful list, just wonderful! You have produced a selection of books that I would love to read.
    I will be following your reviews during this challenge .

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    1. Great! Sure you don't want to join us?

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    2. The challenge is very demanding and my compliments for all you venture in this 'literary journey' !
      Unfortunately it would leave me little room for other projects like my 'winter" Caesar Augustus challenge, Nobel reads, French books and my Classic list. Good luck and good reading!

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  7. I've kind of decided not to do any challenges this year, though I might change my mind if I find something really inspiring. Just sticking with the Classics Club for now. Might set my own challenge for myself, like how last year I read the Sherlock Holmes canon, and the year before I read all 6 of Jane Austen's books. Been thinking about rereading all the Anne of Green Gables books.

    But Anyway... I love Catch-22! I laughed and laughed and laughed over that book. It's on my re-read list.

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    1. Self-made challenges are the best b/c you only have yourself to be accountable. And that can be a challenge in itself. (Speaking for myself, of course.)

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