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.


Cleo said...

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 .........

Jillian said...

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.) :-)

Jillian said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Ruth said...

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!

Fanda Classiclit said...

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. :)

Ruth said...

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!

Cleo said...

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! :-)

o said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 .

Ruth said...

Thanks! Me too.

Ruth said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

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.

Ruth said...

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.)