I’d love to see more people reading and talking about Willa Cather’s novels which is why I turned my 2012 personal plan of reading all twelve of Cather’s novels into a public reading challenge.
Below is a chronological list of links to the posts for the Willa Cather Novel Reading Challenge. Each novel has two links: an “introductory” post on the first day of each month and then a “thoughts & comments” post on the third Monday of the month.
If you’ve just found the challenge now, it’s never too late to take it on your own! For a chronological list of Cather’s novels check out post #1.
- Take the Willa Cather Novel Reading Challenge, December 8, 2011
- Alexander’s Bridge: Book #1 Introduction, January 1, 2012
- Alexander’s Bridge: Thoughts & Comments, January 16, 2012
- O Pioneers!: Book #2 Introduction February 1, 2012
- O Pioneers!: Thoughts & Comments, February 20, 2012
- The Song of the Lark: Book #3 Introduction, March 1, 2012
- The Song of the Lark: Thoughts & Comments, March 19, 2012
- My Antonia: Book #4 Introduction, April 1, 2012
- My Antonia: Thoughts & Comments, April 16, 2012
- One of Ours: Book #5 Introduction, May 1, 2012
- One of Ours: Thoughts & Comments, May 21, 2012
- A Lost Lady: Book #6 Introduction, June 1, 2012
- A Lost Lady: Thoughts & Comments, June 18, 2012
- The Professor’s House: Book #7 Introduction, July 1, 2012
- The Professor’s House: Thoughts & Comments, July 23, 2012
- My Mortal Enemy: Book #8 Introduction, August 1, 2012
- My Mortal Enemy: Thoughts & Comments, August 20, 2012
- Death Comes for the Archbishop: Book #9 Introduction, September 1, 2012
- Death Comes for the Archbishop: Thoughts & Comments, September 17, 2012
- Shadows on the Rock: Book #10 Introduction, October 1, 2012
- Shadows on the Rock: Thoughts & Comments, October 22, 2012
- Lucy Gayheart: Book #11 Introduction, November 1, 2012
- Lucy Gayheart: Thoughts & Comments, November 19, 2012
- Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Book #12 Introduction, December 1, 2012
- Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Thoughts & Comments, December 17, 2012
- Wrap-up Post, January 1, 2013
If you’d like to learn more about Cather I highly recommend these sites:
The Willa Cather Foundation:
If you’re interested in helping to preserve and enhance the resources for the appreciation & study of Willa Cather’s life and writing you can become a member of the Willa Cather Foundation here. I don’t get any kickbacks for recruiting people…I’m simply a fan and want to share the love.
Some recent Willa Cather news:
- Willa Cather Materials Back Home, Hastings Tribune (5/18/2017)
- The Pittsburg Stories of Willa Cather, Carnegie Mellon University (10/10/2016)
- Ken Burns announces the NATIONAL WILLA CATHER CENTER (3/25/2014)
- HUGE WILLA CATHER NEWS! (11/29/12) announcing the April 2013 publication of the Selected Letters of Willa Cather
- More Willa Cather Book News: ON THE ROCKS (12/2/12) the first mystery featuring Willa Cather and Edith Lewis as amateur sleuths to be published January 15, 2013.