These were the titles that I did not make it to.
Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote.
Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment.
Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.
Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford.
Kazantzakis, Nikos. Zorba the Greek.
Lee, Laurie. Cider with Rosie.
Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook.
Luce, Kelly. Pull Me Under.
McBride, Eimear. The Lesser Bohemians.
McCullers, Carson. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
Mishima, Yukio. Spring Snow.
Nemirovsky, Irene. Suite Francaise.
Richardson, Samuel. Clarissa.
von Goethe, J.W. Faust.
A few notes.
1. Don Quixote is like, a thousand pages. And I just… I’d done it numerous times during the project–The Cairo Trilogy and The Hitchhiker’s Guide and every time I’d pick it up, I just couldn’t. It’s on my new list, fear not.
2. David Copperfield did not interest me the first time I read it, and I instead picked up Great Expectations, which I’m reading at the end of December, 2020 and thoroughly enjoying. The same thing goes with Crime and Punishment–I just finished The Idiot.
3. I could not get into Cranford or The Sound and the Fury. If I knew then what I know now about The Sound and the Fury, I wouldn’t have put it on the list. Cranford was not interesting enough of a Victorian novel to continue. Faust is in this category as well–it’s a short work. I just… no.
4. Zorba the Greek and Suite Francaise fell off the list at some point; I should put them back on, but not in 2021.
5. As for the rest–Cider with Rosie, The Golden Notebook, Pull Me Under, The Lesser Bohemians, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Spring Snow, and Clarissa–I just didn’t have time. I guess I also skipped the L’s and M’s in my list more than other letters?
Thus concludes this explanation. What do you think? Do you have a title I should totally add to my next list? Let me know using the form below, or leave a comment!