The books I choose are not limited to works traditionally considered "literature". I think in order to become a critical reader you really have to read a lot of different genres of novels. I'd like to read some fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, pulp fiction, you name it! Rereads of books also count--it's impossible to get everything from a novel or poem in a first or even a second reading, after all.
Here's the list.
1) The Farthest Shore - Ursula Le Guin (April 12-13)
2) Dragons of Winter Night -Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (April 22-25)
3) Fifth Business - Robertson Davies (April 25 - 30)
4) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (May 3 - May 7)
5) To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf (May 9 - 12)
6) Macbeth - Shakespeare (May 13 - 15)
7) The Manticore - Robertson Davies (May 15 - 19)
8) Hamlet - Shakespeare (May 28 - June 2)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare (June 2 - 7)
The Sun Also Rises
The Fellowship of the Ring
Want to Read
"Song of Myself" (complete) - Walt Whitman