An Ambitious Year of Dickens
by Charlotte Reads Classics
Next year is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday! Having recently discovered (perhaps a little late) how brilliant he is, I’m going to try and read as many of his novels in 2012 as possible. I’m really excited to extend my repertoire and am planning to read from his big sixteen novels:
- The Pickwick Papers, 1837
- The Adventures of Oliver Twist, 1838
- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1839
- Barnaby Rudge, 1841
- The Old Curiosity Shop, 1841
- A Christmas Carol, 1843
- The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, 1844
- Domeby and Son, 1848
- David Copperfield, 1850
- Bleak House, 1853
- Hard Times, 1854
- Little Dorrit, 1857
- A Tale of Two Cities, 1859
- Great Expectations, 1861
- Our Mutual Friend, 1865
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1870
This is great! I’ll be reading A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield in February, hopefully. I’ve read Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. Have fun!
Cool! I know I’m getting A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield for Christmas so I think I’ll be starting with those two as well 😀
My goodness, that is ambitious. I do better working my way through Dickens slowly, between other reads, but I plan to read The Old Curiosity shop early next year and maybe another next winter. I’ll be interested to follow your progress.
Yes, I think it is highly unlikely I’ll get through them all in a year, but I definitely want to make a big dent into his novels next year. I know what you mean, it’d be a bit much to read them one after another. Looking forward to hearing what you think about The Old Curiosity Shop, I like the sound of that one.
Wow, very admirable! I only plan to read one Dickens, maybe two. He’s not my favorite, but I still want to honor him.
I didn’t realize that next year was his 200th birthday! I’m planning to read Bleak House, so I guess I timed that better than I had realized. Have fun with all your Dickens reading!
Thank you, and enjoy Bleak House, its brilliant!
I’m planning on reading his major works as well! I want to get through the final titles of my Virginia Woolf major works challenge (hopefully in coming weeks), then in 2012 I plan on starting Dickens. Looking forward to following your progress 🙂
Ooh brilliant, I shall be following your progress too! 😀
Glad you are enjoying his work. You may find this of interest…….