As you are most likely aware by now, the 2013 edition of the Reading to Know Book Club will be focused entirely on the classics. Each month we're alternating between a children's and an adult classic. You can view the list for this year's selections HERE.
This month Shonya from Learning How Much I Don't Know will be leading the discussion. Her pick for the month is The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This is a quick read, at less than 200 pages, so I hope that you will find the time to squeeze it in at some point. I haven't read it since high school (like many, I'm sure) and am anxious to read it again for myself as an adult.
Here is a brief introduction from Shonya:
Until I read The Scarlet Letter with my teenagers last year, I hadn't read it since high school twenty years ago. I got a lot more out of it this time through and am looking forward to reading everyone's thoughts of this great classic. Expect to see themes such as repentance (godly sorrow vs. sorrow of the world) and penance vs. penitence as well as pride and "presenting an image". I also especially enjoyed learning about philosophies such as puritanism, romanticism and transcendentalism in conjunction with reading the book and considering the time period in which Hawthorne wrote it. Read along with us and you won't soon forget Hester and Pearl, Chillingworth and Dimmesdale. If you examine yourself, you'll likely even see bits of their characters in your own.
Think you might be able to join in with us this month? If so, leave us a note to let us know that you'll be reading along!