There was a small book (more of a pamphlet really) at my local public library up that listed books that should be read before you go to college. I made countless lists and reading plans based on that pamphlet over the course of my last two years of high school. There was one book that I never included in my plans purely because I was intimidated. I read Gone With The Wind three times in high school, but I pretended Les Misérables didn’t exist.
Twenty plus years later, when the movie came out, I shuddered again just thinking about reading the book yet again. I guess I’m a sucker for a beautiful book. When Penguin announced their new deluxe edition of Victor Hugo’s classic and I saw how beautiful it is, I accepted a review copy. Okay, so it’s been a while. The book has been staring at me in my room every day since. It is beautiful and it’s time to make plans for reading it. 2017 will be my year.
Is Les Misérables a novel you’ve always wanted to read? Have you been avoiding it like I have? Are you someone just looking for an excuse to read it again? If so, I’m sure Les Mis loves company and I’d love to have you join me.
My plan is to read the book approximately 200 pages at a time between March and August this year. Here is what it looks like:
#LesMislovescompany Reading Schedule
March 2017: Part I Books 1 – Part I Book 6
April 2017: Part I Book 7 – Part II Book 4
May 2017: Part II Book 5 – Part III Book 4
June 2017: Part III Book 5 – Part IV Book 3
July 2017: Part IV Book 4 – Part IV Book 15
August 2017: Part V
At the end of each month, I’ll have a check in for those who have decided to participate.