Saturday, December 24, 2011

Willa Cather Reading Challenge

The Challenge: To read all  12 of Willa Cather's novels in order of their publication, one per month, from January 2012 through December 2012.

The Reading List:
  1. January: Alexander's Bridge (1912)
  2. February: O Pioneers! (1913)
  3. March: The Song of the Lark (1915)
  4. April: My Ántonia (1918)
  5. May: One of Ours (1922)
  6. June: A Lost Lady (1923)
  7. July: The Professor's House (1925)
  8. August: My Mortal Enemy (1926)
  9. September: Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
  10. October: Shadows on the Rock (1931)
  11. November: Lucy Gayheart (1935)
  12. December: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)
The Un-Rule for this challenge:

I'd love for more people to discover Willa Cather's novels and their diversity. I hope you'll join me in reading all 12 novels, but if you don't have the time to commit to all 12, please feel free to join in for a few of the novels or even just one. My only request is that you read the novel in 2012 and not refer only to a past reading experience.

I've chosen this as my fifth and final challenge for 2012 as I've never read anything by Willa Cather . I doubt I'll be reading them all but look forward to at least three or four.

1. Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
2. O Pioneers
3 My Antonia by Willa Cather

1 comment:

  1. I've loved Willa Cather's writing since I discovered her books in the university library, and I do hope you will come to love it too. Hopefully I'll find time to reread a few books for this challenge.