Thursday, December 31, 2009
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.