A bit about: A Year of Literary Greatness is, by far, our shortest list. Counting in at twelve books, this list is comprised of one title per month.

Why it’s important: This list is a good jumping off place for beginners.If you’re just not sure about the whole “literature” thing – if you just want to pick up a book and read a good story, then give this list a try. With this list you’ll have but one light, albeit literary, book to read each month.

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January – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

February – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

March – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

April – Uncle Fred in the Spring Time by P.G. Wodehouse

May – Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

June – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

July – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

August – The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

September – The Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson

October – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November – Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

December – The Christmas Books of Charles Dickens