Prospective Read-Alongs

Here are the books I'm considering for read-alongs.  If there's a book you'd really like to read along with me, feel free to suggest it in the comments.  If it intrigues me, I'll add it to the list.

Planned Read-Alongs

I have no read-alongs planned at this time.  I'll probably do one again in the summer of 2018.

Prospective Read-Along Selections

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Hondo by Louis L'Amour
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
True Grit by Charles Portis

37 comments:

  1. Eww...there are several on here I may have to do: The Count of Monte Cristo, Ivanhoe, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    1. Cool! I'm pretty sure I won't start any of those until next year -- once we finish Baskervilles it's going to be getting into the holiday season and people (including me) will be busy. But come January...

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  2. Yes!!! Ivanhoe, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Little Women, and probably To Kill a Mockingbird are on my Classics Club list!

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    1. Very cool! I'm thinking of starting Little Women in January some time. I hope you can join me for Baskerville in October, too!

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  3. Joining in The Hound of Baskervilles read along and there are several I may have to join in as well The Little Women, The Eyre Affair, Hamlet, Anne of Green Gables. All of these are on my TBR - it would be great to tackle these with others!

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    1. Wonderful! I think read-alongs are great fun, and I'm glad you'll be joining in. I think I might tackle Hamlet in July, as it's believed to have been first performed in July of 1602. And I'll likely do at least one book in between Little Women and that :-)

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  4. Gaaack oh my goodness! This is so exciting! I'm not sure if I'll be able to participate, but I might:D The fact that you have Ivanhoe down as a prospective read-along thrills me beyond all reasonable reason. I just finished that book for the first time the other day, and OH MY GOODNESS. Shallow characters and rushed plot-line aside, it was SO GOOD.

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    1. Yeah, I'm hoping to do a reminder post this weekend about the Little Women read-along starting in a couple of weeks.

      Isn't Ivanhoe fun! Rollicking, swashbuckling, knightly fun. I haven't read it for years and years.

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    2. I'd love to be able to do Little Women with you all, so hopefully!:)

      Yes, it is! I fell completely in love. I actually picked up a more than fifty-year old copy at a thrift store recently - it's tattered and delicate and falling apart and I love it!:D

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    3. Fingers crossed, then!

      I have two copies of Ivanhoe, one new and one old, just because I loooooove old books. And I just ordered a children's adaptation for my son because he's all interested in knights and jousts right now :-)

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  5. Yes! I think I shall participate in the read a long of Little Women because it sounds like so much fun. I have a paperback copy of it, and this post made me take it out and stroke it longingly, haha. For future read a longs, I vote for To Kill a Mockingbird. It's my favorite book, and I've already read it three times, but I see many more rereads in my future. My second vote goes towards Jane Eyre, which I've never read before.

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    1. Sounds great! And with all the news about the upcoming sequel to TKAM, I'm kind of leaning toward doing that book later this year. Stay tuned!

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  6. Ooh, ooh, a Hamlet read-along!!!! I am sooooo joining that!

    Btw, I've got a book blog now, called Bookshelves and Daydreams. I figured it was time to split the blog into two parts, as much as it pained me, but now that means I can participate in more book-related stuff without fear of irritating any of my followers who aren't keen on the book aspect of my writing. So it's a win-win and I'm getting excited about it, especially since I love how the blog's "look" turned out. :)

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    1. Hee! Yeah, I need to make buttons for that, start drumming up interest.

      I dig your new blog! Gonna add your button to my sidebar right now.

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    2. Aww, thanks for adding my button! That really means a lot! :)

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  7. Jane Eyre!!!! I love that book! I'm going to definitely join on that one :DDDD

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  8. Oh, I am due for an Anne of Green Gables reread and Much Ado About Nothing. I just reread Jane Eyre and usually would not like to reread so soon (soon being more than several years apart), but I also watched the movies and want to read the book and takes notes.

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    1. Livia Rachelle, I'm quite sure I won't be leading an Anne of Green Gables read-along this year, simply because I'm participating in this Anne reading challenge hosted by another blogger. I might do Much Ado later this year, we'll see how it goes! But for sure I'm starting Jane Eyre in May, so I look forward to hearing from you then! I find that if I read the same book twice in less than a year, I discover a ton of new insights the second time through -- maybe the same will be true for you! Which movie versions have you watched so far?

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  9. I tried to watch as many versions as I could in chronological order soon after I read the book so I could better remember and compare (I have never got around to posting my notes as posts, so I may HAVE to watch them all again). I watch the black and white version, skipped a '70's (they were WAAY too old) and missed out on the Timothy Dalton version (which is supposed to be one of the best) because our library did not have it, watched two '90s versions, the 2006 (my favorite and technically a miniseries), and the 2011.

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    1. Oh, and I might have to participate in that other Anne challenge, it looks fun.

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    2. Gotcha! Was the B&W one with George C. Scott? I haven't seen that one yet, or the '70s. The Timothy Dalton is my favorite, but the 2006 and 2011 are very cool. The only other one I've seen is the one with Ciaran Hinds.

      And the Anne challenge looks to be great! Very much read-at-your-own-pace, I gather.

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    3. The 1943 with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. The other 1990's one was Charlotte Gainsbourg (the best grown-up Jane) and William Hurt (the worst Mr. Rochester).

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  10. The Jane Eyre read along sounds doable for me. Let me know when please.
    I'll be reading Anne of Green Gables this week.

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    1. Michelle, I'm starting the Jane Eyre read-along May 29. So a little over a month from now. So excited! It's my favorite novel, but I haven't read it in at least 5 years.

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  11. These are all on my to-read list! Let me know!!

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    1. Movie Critic, wow, that's cool! I have a lot on my plate for the school year (teaching my 3 kids, helping teach a niece, and tutoring another child), so I am suspecting I won't have another read-along until next summer. Right now I'm leaning toward "The Great Gatsby." We shall see!

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    2. Sounds good to me! I have a lot going on too. Also, the Jane Eyre read-along has been great!!!

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    3. MC, I'm glad you're enjoying it :-)

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    4. Have you ever thought of doing any Dickens?

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    5. I could consider A Tale of Two Cities or A Christmas Carol, but those are the only Dickens I've read and enjoyed enough to want to ever read them again.

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    6. Yay! The Great Gatsby is official!!!

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  12. I think that a Pride And Prejudice one would be a lot of fun! That one is on my TBR list :D.

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. Savannah, that's a good idea! I'll add that to the list. Right now, I'm thinking I probably won't start another read-along until May. During the school year, I struggle to find time for them.

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