January-March - General 19th century literature.
No particular themes, just general reading.
- Bleak House, Charles Dickens (1853)
- Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1891)
- Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell (1851)
- The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy (1886)
- Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville (1853)
April/May - Manly Months.
I tried to seek out more adventurous, guy-type books with mixed results
- King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard (1884)
- Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling (1897)
- Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (1899)
- The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane (1895)
- The Black Arrow, Robert Louis Stevenson (1888)
- The Frozen Pirate, W. Clark Russell (1877)
- Two Years Before the Mast, Richard Henry Dana (1840)
June - Russian literature.
An attempt to analyze a few 19th century Russian works. Because several Russian novels I've pondered are extremely long, many of the ones I review will be short stories. They will include a variety of 19th century Russian writers.
- Anton Chekhov
- Leo Tolstoy
- Alexander Pushkin
- Nikolai Gogal
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
- Ivan Turgenev
- and more
July/August - H. Rider Haggard.
A tribute to the father of modern adventure literature. I'll stick to the books he wrote in the 19th century.
- Allan Quatermain (1887)
- She (1887)
- Cleopatra (1889)
- The World's Desire (1890)
- Eric Brighteyes (1891)
- Nada the Lily (1892)
- Montezuma's Daughter (1893)
- The People of the Mist (1894)
September - December - 19th Century gothic horror.
A large variety of ghostly stories from the Victorian era.
- Elizabeth Gaskell
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Sir Arthor Conan Doyle
- W.W. Jacobs
- Rudyard Kipling
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Edith Nesbit
- Guy de Maupassant
- Mary Shelley
- and more