Year Two

41h-m3QQVBLThis is the schedule for Year Two of my 3-year journey.

It consists of 12 classic works of literature, one novel per month, plus the complete recordings of legendary tenor Enrico Caruso (1873 – 1921), one CD per month:

October, 2014
1962 – Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)
Enrico Caruso CD 1

November, 2014
1813 – Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austin)
Enrico Caruso CD 2

December, 2014
1847 – Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Enrico Caruso CD 3

January, 2015
1850 – David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)
Enrico Caruso CD 4

February, 2015
1865 – Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
Enrico Caruso CD 5

March, 2015
1869 – War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
Enrico Caruso CD 6

April, 2015
1870 – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
Enrico Caruso CD 7

May, 2015
1884 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Enrico Caruso CD 8

June, 2015
1895 – The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
Enrico Caruso CD 9

July, 2015
1931 – Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Enrico Caruso CD 10

August, 2015
1943 – The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Enrico Caruso CD 11

September, 2015
1952 – Wise Blood (Flannery O’Connor)
Enrico Caruso CD 12

Yeah. I can hear you now: “Why combine Caruso with literature? Isn’t that like crossing the streams in the Ghostbusters?”

What are you – a purist?

I already own the Naxos label boxed set of Enrico Caruso: The Complete Recordings. There are 12 discs in the set. There are 12 months in a year. While I’m reading, I figured I could listen to one Caruso CD per month — every day, once, a few times…whatever. It would be a terrific way to enrich my understanding of Caruso, while also gaining a valuable education in world literature at the same time.