Sunday, December 11, 2011

Willa Cather Novel Reading Challenge 2012

WC challenge

January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012

The Challenge:
Read one Willa Cather novel each month in order of  publication from January 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)
Guidelines for this Challenge:
1. Read all 12 of Willa Cather's novels in order of their publication, one per month, from January 2012 through December 2012.
2. Sign-up/express your interest in participating in the comments section below. If you find this challenge after January feel free to jump in.
3. If you have a blog please post the badge/image on your site with a link back to this post for others to find.

How this will work:
1. I'll write a post on the first day of each month reminding everyone what book is up for the month and will provide a little background or interesting information about the novel.
2. I'll post my thoughts about the book on the third Monday of each month.
3. Share your thoughts each month about the novel--however brief or detailed--in the comments section of my post on the novel. 
4. If you have a blog, provide the link to the post that you write for your blog in the comments section for others to find. OR, if you don't have a blog but post reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or elsewhere, provide the link to your review in the comments section.

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.

For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.