It shouldn't surprise anyone that I am making a list of Fall reading goals. Even though I didn't quite hit my Summer reading goals like I wanted to, it doesn't matter. I'm still going to make more!
I have discussed some of my plans in various places and over numerous posts, so I really want to compile everything into one place. It'll be much easier for me to check up on myself and see how I am doing. And for the purposes of this, I am considering fall up until Thanksgiving (last week or so in November). Funnily enough, that is also when I'll finish up my subbing assignment. It is about 12 weeks, so I am keeping that all in mind while I make my plans. And I am sure I will be over-ambitious, as usual.
- Victorian Literature Challenge: I am rocking this challenge. I set a goal to read 10 titles, and I have read 8 this year. I would really like to knock out the last 2 so I complete at least one challenge. I am thinking I would most like to read Dracula and Wives and Daughters. There are some other possibilities as well, so this will be easy to achieve.
- Shakespeare Challenge: As of now, I have only read 1 play this year, and that was back in JANUARY. I have mentioned that I am thinking of reading only Shakespeare for the October 22nd readathon, and now I decided that I am officially going to do it. :)
- Adam's TBR Challenge: I really want to complete this one, but I am mad at myself for picking such poopy books to read! :) I have only read 5, but I have 7 left and that includes Nicholas Nickleby, Pamela, and Lord Jim, all books I have no desire to read. But, I need to make some progress. I would really like to cross 5 more off the list, but that is probably not going to happen.
- RIP Challenge: I just posted about this one on Sunday, but I am joining in last minute. I am reading 4 titles, and some of them will overlap into the Victorian Challenge and Shakespeare Challenge. Easily doable.
- Readathon: I posted on this one above, but I will definitely be participating and I am only going to read Shakespeare. Should be a fun time!
- Transcendentalist Month: I think I posted about this one in a Weekly Wrap-up, but halfway through October this launches and I will be participating. I already know I am going to read Walden and "Civil Disobedience," as well as some Emerson.
- Classics Circuit Gothic Lit: I LOVE the Classics Circuit, so I always try and participate if possible. I am especially excited for this one. I think I am going to step outside of my list books and read some short stories for the tour.
In a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, I outlined some of the other titles I really want to read this fall. I am already in the middle of one of them (Moby-Dick) and I have plans (up there) to read quite a few more.
I am really craving some big books. I read primarily shorter works this summer and I really feel the need to mull over some chunky titles. I'm not sure how this will work out for me with teaching and all, but I am optimistic I'm going to be able to do it all. :)
As for numbers?? I would really like to hit 140. That is probably way too ambitious, but I am going to go there!
Well, there are my goals. Insane, right? I doubt I'll complete most of them, but at least I have a plan. All that is left to do is pull a stack of titles off the shelves and sit them on my nightstand!
Oh, I also wanted to ask...I am thinking of restarting some readalongs, since I abandoned them back in June. I wanted to do one for Dracula and The Divine Comedy for sure. Maybe even another Dickens title? Anyone want in?