This year in 2020, I wanted to do something different and fun. I’m starting a Classic Literature Book Club.
I’ve always loved classic literature. I have to thank my high school English teacher Mrs. Meadows for this.
We read so many great books from Ray Bradbury to William Shakespeare and a few of them I’ll be featuring here in my classic book club.
Classic literature to me is stepping back into the past with writers of that time period. We can learn so much from them.
So for the start of 2020, a brand new year calls for an inspirational classic work. For this month’s selection, I’ve chosen Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. There is a reason why he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences, which changed the style of English prose. It’s one of his most well known work and tells the story of a Cuban fisherman, who endures an agonizing battle with a marlin. Themes that are touched in this novel range from defeat, courage, to triumph. A perfect selection to start off the New Year!
Follow Along and Read!
If you’re interested in joining me, be sure to get a copy of this book and check back here often. Let me know what you think about my selection for January, and if you’ve read the book, share with me your thoughts on The Old Man and the Sea.