Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Classics Bookclub - My Goals for 2010


5 Minutes for Books hosts a Classics Bookclub that I've been meaning to join but just didn't find time in 2009. They are changing the way the bookclub works in 2010. Participants pick their own books and post quarterly. This next year I'm determined to squeeze in a few classics and participating in this club should provide the extra push needed for me to pick up those classics I've been meaning to read. Here are five I'm planning to read in 2010:

Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I've already read this but want to revisit it and perhaps attend a performance of the new musical based on the books.)

Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson (Elizabeth from Strange and Random Happenstance kindly sent me a copy earlier this year and it has been on my TBR shelf for far too long.)

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

I also found this wonderful booklist of Children's classics [pdf] published by The Horn Book Magazine. Hopefully, in 2010, the kids and I will make it through the entire list of picture books, but I doubt I'll find the time to blog about it.

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to read Lark Rise to Candleford! I just devoured the series on DVD and it was amazing! You can watch it all on youtube, too. lol Have you seen it?

Debra said...

I love your list! We are just finishing up Mary Poppins in our house too. I just realized I never put that on my "reading now" section of my blog. Love the Children's Classics link too. Maybe I need to set up a reading challenge for my kiddos :)

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Mary Poppins, i have bought tickets from
http://ticketfront.com/event/Mary_Poppins-tickets looking forward to it.