One of my goals this year was to read more classics. I started out in January great, reading The Doctor’s Wife by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Somewhere around Vanity Fair, the wind went out of my sails and I’ve been stranded in dead calm every since. Or, well, until this month, when I read The Secret Garden with Andi (not quite done yet, but I’m pretty sure I will finish it). Reading The Secret Garden made me remember my plans, so, in an effort to catch up and do this thing, I’m going to read nothing but classics (and probably The Stand. And maybe a couple other things if obligated…) in July. Since it IS July, I’m going to try to keep it fun as well.
As you know, I adore a list, so here is a list of the books I’ll be picking from read next month:
The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins
The Trail of the Serpent by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
O Pioneers by Willa Cather
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Emma by Jane Austen
Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
My Antonia by Willa Cather
I think that’s a good pile to pick from! What do you recommend I start with?