Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

December 16, 2011 Whitney Reading Challenge 6 Comments

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
  8. August: My Mortal Enemy (1926)
  9. September: Death Comes for the Archbishop
  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.
Lindsey Says:
“Before I started this blog, I toyed with the idea of reading the entire
cannon of an author in a year. I couldn’t figure out quite who I wanted
to read, so I didn’t pursue this in 2011. Recently, though, I figured
out who I wanted to read, or rather re-read. F Scott Fitzgerald is one
of my favorite authors and I haven’t read some of his works in almost a
Here is the schedule:

This Side of Paradise
Flappers and Philosophers (stories)
The Beautiful and the Damned
Tales of the Jazz Age (stories)
The Vegetable (play)
All the Sad Young Men (stories)
The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night
Taps at Reveille (stories)
The Last Tycoon (unfinished)
Save the Last Waltz
Catch Up!

6 responses to “Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

  1. As I own the three Library of America volumes of Willa Cather, this is a splendid opportunity to join the read-a-thon. The arrangement in LOA is somewhat different; Early Novels starts with The Troll Garden, which is a collection of stories. Alexander's Bridge is in a volume called Stories, Poems and Other Writings. Curious, eh?

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