Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reading to Know Classic Book Club 2014

Reading to Know - Book Club

You'll note that we've officially stuck "Classic" into the book club title. I asked the other team members what they thought, and everyone agreed that the classics format which we started last year was a pleasant experience and we voted to do it again.

Last year we alternated between children and adult classics. This year will be much the same, with some minor variations to suit the team members' individual life calendars.

And now for the details.

Q: How can you participate?

A: You'll find the reading list for the the 2014 Reading to Know Classics Bookclub below. You can read along with us on any or all of the months. I recognize that some titles might appeal to you more than others. So feel free to pick and choose which months you'd like to participate - or plan to read all of them, if you like! I'll remind you at the beginning of each month which book is being read, and there'll be a wrap-up post at the end of the month which will be posted here at Reading to Know.

Read along with us, write up your own blog posts for each book you read and then you will be invited to link your post(s) which relate to the selected title of the month up at the conclusion of each month.

You can also display our button link for the book club on your own blog using the following HTML code:

<a href=""><img alt="Reading to Know - Book Club" border="0" src="" style="height: 150px; width: 150px;" /></a>

Q: What books will we be reading and who selected them?

A: Here is the list of books selected for the Reading to Know Classics Book Club along with information on who selected what book and which discussion they'll be leading:

January (Adult)- The Blue Castle, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This month's book club selection is particularly selected to be combined with the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge which is hosted each January here at Reading to Know.

L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge

February (Children's) - Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Selected by Stephanie from Everyday Family Living.

This month will also be combined with Barbara's Laura Ingalls Wilder Challenge which she hosts every February over at Stray Thoughts. The discussion for Little House on the Prairie will still be discussed here at Reading to Know, but you'll be able to link up on both blogs. 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge

March (Children's) - The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge. Selected by Stephanie from Simple Things.

April (Adult)
- My Man Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse. Selected by Cassandra from Adventist Homemaker.

May (Children's) - The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken. Selected by Tammy at Bluerose's Heart.

June (Adult) - King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard. Selected by Sky at Circus Caravan of My Thoughts on Things.

July (Children's) - 101 Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith. Selected by Amy at Hope is the Word.

August (Adult) - The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Selected by Shonya at Learning How Much I Don't Know.

September (Children's) - The Princess And The Goblin, by George MacDonald. Selected by Rebekah at Bekahcubed.

October (Adult) - To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, by Courtney Anderson. Missionary classic selected by Barbara from Stray Thoughts.

November (Children's) - Number the Stars, by Lois Lowrey. Selected by Heather at Don't Let This Universe Forget You

December (Adult) - To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Selected by Annette at This Simple Home.

That's our list for the year, folks! Lots of easy reads (minus, perhaps, August!) and it should be a very fun year. As I look over the list, I think it's going to be a great year for read alouds. Grab a kid (or another adult) and invite them to participate in your reading life through this classic book club as well. 

Looking forward to the FUN!


Stephanie said...

So so excited!! : )

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...


Stephanie Kay said...

It's gonna be fun!

B said...

Well, I just might have to jump in!

Bluerose said...

I'm really excited about this lineup! :)

Monica said...

I have a quite a few BIG reads for the coming year but I will jump in when I can. I may start the year off again with Montgomery! That would be book 4 of the Anne series!
I will jump in whenever I can though!

Barbara H. said...

Looks like a great line-up! I have been wanting to try Dostoyevsky - I've heard he is not as difficult to read as one might think. Looks like I will have an incentive this year!

Thanks for mentioning the LIW Challenge!

Shonya said...

"minus perhaps August"--ha!

I ended up enjoying Crime and Punishment much more than I thought I would, so I am actually looking forward to it. I'm just hoping I can scrounge up the time. . .sigh.

Looks like a fun year! And I'm glad for the incentive to read another Wodehouse.

BerlinerinPoet said...

Wow! How did I miss that!?! I was just telling my brother I want to reread The Brothers Karamatsov. Perfect!

Tarissa said...

This is a fantastic list! I definitely will be joining you for some of these months. You've chosen a few books that have been in my TBR pile for ages, and now I can finally read them!

I'll be joining you right away in January, as I have a couple LMM books that I want to read (including the book I won from you last year!). Just posted about your challenge on my blog this morning.

Very excited about this year of reading!

kewkew said...

HI, I am new to your blog. I saw a friend post about the book club challenge and thought it would be fun to join in. Just have to decide if I am going to share on my main blog or revive my long neglected book blog.
I just put The Blue Castle on hold at the library for the hubby to pick up tomorrow. I have never read anything from L.M. Montgomery besides Anne of Green Gables so this will be interesting.

Lisa notes... said...

I decided to jump in on the fun this year. I'm only picking three for sure, but who knows what can happen? :) Thanks for hosting this again, Carrie.

Jennifer said...

There are definitely some great books on this list! I've been wanting to read something by H. Rider Haggard for several years now, so I think I'll jump in when June rolls around.

Top  blogs