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Children’s Classics Bookclub | 2017 | Intro & Schedule

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Hello lovely people I’m Victoria this is Eve’s
Alexandria and today I’m here to share the schedule for the Children’s Classics Bookclub
2017 that I talked about in my Reading Resolutions video. During 2017 I will be reading one or
more children’s classic each month and discussing them here on the channel and I invite you
to join me in that journey. All of these books are ones that I loved as a child some I have
read since and others I have never revisited so I’m really looking forward to digging deep
into this project. So here we go the schedule is this first up in January will be The Secret
Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett I’m already part way through this and I am delighted by
how much I remember. In February I’ll be reading Moondial by Helen Cresswell and in March galloping
back in to Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. In April me choice is one that I’m sure many
of you have read it is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis and in May I’m
going back to school with Malory Towers by Enid Blyton. For June I’ve chosen The Dark
is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper this is actually an anthology of the five books in
the sequence I’m hoping to read one or two of them but possibly I might race through
them all. July’s book will be the utterly perfect Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery
and August’s book is one that you might not have heard of but was a true favourite of
mine and it’s The Witch’s Daughter by Nina Bawden. September and October bring me two
favourites of time travel and historical fiction first of all in September A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle and in October The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M. Boston. November
is going to be a particularly exciting highlight for this project I’m going to be hosting an
author retrospective of the works of Edith Nesbit let’s call it innovatively Nesbit November
I will at least be reading The Railway Children, Five Children and It and The Story of the
Treasure Seekers however Virago books are reprinting all of Nesbit’s children’s classics
and I might just try and indulge in all of them. Finally in December I will be returning
to Frances Hodgson Burnett and her book A Little Princess I think this was probably
the book that I treasured most when I was a little girl and I’m going to give myself
a Christmas treat by reading it again. So there’s the schedule I will link more information
about all of these books and authors down in the description box below if you would
like to find out more about them. My plan for this is very informal and simple I will
be reading each book and then posting videos about it in the last week of it’s month the
videos will be in two parts in the first part I’m going to do a short spoiler free review
that I hope everyone can share and enjoy and then in the second part I will do a more indepth
discussion where I talk a little bit about my feelings about revisiting the book and
also outline some themes that particularly struck me as an adult. Everyone is welcome
to join in and talk about these classics in the comments I won’t be starting a Goodreads
group or anything unless there is a real demand for it because I just want to keep it as straight
forward and easy to do as possible. So there we go that’s the plan I’m really looking forward
to getting started with The Secret Garden at the end of January I will see you then
bye.

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20 thoughts on “Children’s Classics Bookclub | 2017 | Intro & Schedule”

  1. grethen123 says:

    Very curious about your choice! None of them I read as a kid, safe for April one which I've read as a teen.

  2. Literally Graphic says:

    What a great list of children's classics! You're really inspiring me to do something I rarely do, which is reread ^^

  3. Jamie Dianne says:

    Yay! I've been wanting to re-read some of these this year anyway so I'll definitely be reading along with you!

  4. Stephanie Richardson says:

    Ohhhhh what a lovely idea! I'll try to jump on the bandwagon a few times for sure 🙂

  5. emustockings says:

    What a great variety of books! A lot of them I haven't read, so I might sneak in on some of these months to soak up your discussions 🙂

  6. 2boysscrappin says:

    There are a couple books on this list I do not own and a couple that I wanted to read this year. I am in. I read Anne of Green Gables last July so I think I will read the second book in the series instead. Being Canadian and the author of these is too, my goal is to read one every July on Canada Day to get through the series. Now I am off to find the books not owned yet on your list. Thanks for such a great challenge/book club for 2017.

  7. MidwinterNightingale says:

    This is a thing of joy! Totally stoked for Nesbit November. Also really interested to read the book of moondial- I equally loved and was terrified by the 90s BBC adaptation but don't remember ever actually reading the book

  8. Doris Doris says:

    ooh I love reading children's literature, so I will read along with you for sure. x

  9. Jayne Catherine On Books says:

    Yes count me in. Some of these I haven't read.:-)

  10. Mel's Bookland Adventures says:

    Such a fantastic list. I am curious to see what you think about the Secret Garden now. As a kid, it was one of my favourites and part of the reason for my love of the idea of the English countryside, I was a 10 year old anglophile.

    My daughter has just read Moondial (mostly in the daytime with me as company as she was so spooked), she liked it but she felt it was either too spooky in parts, or too slow in other parts. I think I shall read it with you next month. Might join you on quite a few of them. We have read very similar books as kids, the only book series I have never read is the Dark is rising and all are available at the library… 🙂

  11. Jera T. says:

    This is such a great idea! My university has a professor specializing in children's lit and his courses are very interesting, especcially when he's talking about the influences that the society, religion or state of science at the time had on the novels. Imperialsm for examplre inspired so many adventure stories in the Victorian Era! I'm looking forward to your videos! 🙂

  12. ana and books says:

    great project!!! may "steal" your idea, but with contemporary books

  13. Andrea Dodson says:

    I have such a soft spot for A Little Princess, too. Well, I should just say I love most of the books you mentioned. I think this will be a perfect for this year. I was planning on buying Five Children and It soon, but if there are going to be lovely new editions, I suppose I will wait.

  14. Aimée Anders says:

    Oh definitely count me in, I love children's literature! I just finished The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday, so I am a bit early with that one ;), but I have The Secret Garden on my shelf, so will read that one asap. As a child I was totally horse-obsessed and I loved Black Beauty and I already have it on my TBR for a reread, so also looking forward to that one. I don't think I've ever read the other ones (perhaps Anne of Green Gables, but in that case I don't remember much of it) and I plan on reading most of them with you! Great idea and looking forward to it 🙂

  15. Books and Things says:

    This is such a lovely idea! There are several here I've never read so I will definitely try and join in a few months 🙂 I've been meaning to read A Wrinkle in Time for ages, and I really must reread A Little Princess.

  16. BookCravings says:

    OMG! I LOVED your selection of books! You can count on me! I will definitely join!! =)

  17. VelmaVlogs says:

    Oooh yes please, I'd like to play! Dicken (Secret Garden) was my first love <3

  18. Jenny King says:

    this is such a great idea. I'm rather sad I missed the secret garden as I've never read it. I may join you for some of these during the year. so many I own but have never read x

  19. LizziefayeLovesBooks says:

    I just heard about your book club from womanvsbooks and I came over to check it out. This a wonderful idea! I much prefer children's classics to adult classics. I wish I didn't have such a packed TBR for this year so I could try out a few on your list that I've never heard of. I do have The Dark is RIsing on my TBR so I may join in on the discussion when you get to that one.

  20. Reading Closely says:

    Just discovered your channel and this series after Katie Lumsden mentioned it on her Books and Things channel. I've seen the first few videos in your Children's Classics series but can't find the others. I am especially interested in learning about "The Witch's Daughter." but don't see the video in this playlist. Also looking forward to "A Little Princess" in December.

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