Sunday, December 19, 2010

Reading Plans for 2011

My big project in 2011 will be Reading Between the Wars and today I went through my bookcase looking for books that will fit the challenge. Here is a list of titles I own that were published during the interwar years:

The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton (1920)
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier (1938)
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (1925)
The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen (1929)
Light in August - William Faulkner (1932)
Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather (1927)
Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen (1937)
The Rector's Daughter - F.M. Mayor (1924)
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf (1927)
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf (1929)
The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West (1939)
Weeds -Edith Summers Kelly (1923)
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck (1931)
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway (1929)
Goodbye to All That - Robert Graves (1929)
Voyage in the Dark - Jean Rhys (1934)
The Moon and Sixpence - Somerset Maugham (1919)
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie - Jean Rhys (1930)
Invitation to the Waltz - Rosamond Lehmann (1932)
Grand Hotel - Vicki Baum (1930)

Have you read any of these? Any that you passionately love/violently hate? 

It's been interesting reading about other bloggers plans for 2011 ~ it seems the major trend is to read what you already own and cut down on the amount of challenges. 

I'm definitely going to be reading more of my own books this next year and try to resist purchasing any new titles until a make a dent in my TBR list. I really like the plan that Karen from Books and Chocolate is going to institute and may follow something similar myself.


  1. I'm definitely going to be reading more from my stacks next year. I've got to otherwise I won't have a place to put my books :)

    Really loved some of these books in particular Rebecca!

  2. Haven't heard of this challange--I'll have to take a closer look at it. I've read some of the books on your list but none of them is a book I'd rave about. Still, some good standards there. Good luck with your challenge!

  3. Wow, that's quite a list! Invitation to the Waltz is lovely and I'm planning on reading the sequel next year. Willa Cather is one of my favourite authors, and Ive loved Daphne Du maurier from a young age - we come from the same part of the world so her books were always prominent in the library.

  4. I read all of Daphne's books when I was a teen, but haven't picked them up since. I'm excited to give Rebecca another go!

  5. There are so many wonderful books on this list!! Death Comes For the Archbishop, Rebecca, Mrs. Dalloway, Out of Africa, The Good Earth, Their Eyes Were Watching many good ones!

    Have you read Maugham before? He wrote tons in the interwar period. He's one of my favorite authors and I've read between 15 and 20 of his books. I have to admit that of them all, I've only disliked two and The Moon & Sixpence is one. If you haven't read any of his books before and you don't end up liking that one, please just know that it's not at all like most of his books. He doesn't do very well when he's bases his fiction on real people...