Willa Cather Novel Challenge

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Willa Cather 1873-1947

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.

  1. Take the Willa Cather Novel Reading Challenge, December 8, 2011
  2. Alexander’s Bridge: Book #1 Intro, January 1, 2012
  3. Alexander’s Bridge: Thoughts & Comments, January 16, 2012
  4. O Pioneers!: Book #2 Intro, February 1, 2012
  5. O Pioneers!: Thoughts & Comments, February 20, 2012
  6. The Song of the Lark: Book #3 Intro, March 1, 2012
  7. The Song of the Lark: Thoughts & Comments, March 19, 2012
  8. My Antonia: Book #4 Intro, April 1, 2012
  9. My Antonia: Thoughts & Comments, April 16, 2012
  10. One of Ours: Book #5 Intro, May 1, 2012
  11. One of Ours: Thoughts & Comments, May 21, 2012
  12. A Lost Lady: Book #6 Intro, June 1, 2012
  13. A Lost Lady: Thoughts & Comments, June 18, 2012
  14. The Professor’s House: Book #7 Intro, July 1, 2012
  15. The Professor’s House: Thoughts & Comments, July 23, 2012
  16. My Mortal Enemy: Book #8 Intro, August 1, 2012
  17. My Mortal Enemy: Thoughts & Comments, August 20, 2012
  18. Death Comes for the Archbishop: Book #9 Intro, September 1, 2012
  19. Death Comes for the Archbishop: Thoughts & Comments, September 17, 2012
  20. Shadows on the Rock: Book #10 Intro, October 1, 2012
  21. Shadows on the Rock: Thoughts & Comments, October 22, 2012
  22. Lucy Gayheart: Book #11 Intro, November 1, 2012
  23. Lucy Gayheart: Thoughts & Comments, November 19, 2012
  24. Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Book #12 Intro, December 1, 2012
  25. Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Thoughts & Comments, December 17, 2012
  26. Wrap-up Post, January 1, 2013

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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.

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