December’s Classic: Wuthering Heights #CBAM2017


As we wrap-up November and our latest classic, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, it’s time to start planning for December! This time, I chose a popular classic that I have read just once before, many years ago, but that was due for a re-read and seemed “just right” for a winter read: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë!

This is the last month of the Classic Book-a-Month Club for 2017. I have not decided whether to bring this club back again in 2018. There didn’t seem to be much participation or interest this year, so at the moment it doesn’t seem like it would be worth it. That said, I am certainly open to doing this again next year if there’s enough interest. I have already thought of about 6 out of the 12 books I would like to have the club read, but would take suggestions for the other 6.

In addition, whether or not this Club returns, I am hosting The Official TBR Pile Challenge again in 2018, as well as a year-long Bible As Literature challenge, where we will read the Christian bible cover-to-cover and from a secular, literary perspective. 

About the December Selection:

Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father.

After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.


  • December 1st: Begin reading
  • December 15th: Mid-point Check-In
  • December 31st: Final Thoughts

Feel free to read at your own pace, post at your own pace (or not at all), and drop by to comment/chat about the book at any point. The schedule above is just the one I plan to use in order to keep myself organized and to provide some standard points and places for anyone who is reading along to get together and chat. Don’t forget: We have a Goodreads group! And we’re using #CBAM2017 to chat on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

9 Comments on “December’s Classic: Wuthering Heights #CBAM2017

  1. I’ve started Wuthering Heights at least twice in the past and have never gotten very far. But, it seems to be a novel I would enjoy and should have read by now! Looking forward to tackling it.

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  2. I’d really like to participate this month because I’ve been wanting to read this again. I’m in the midst of reading Middlemarch though, and I’m committed to reading Sense and Sensibility before seeing a stage adaptation at the end of the month. But if it’s at all possible to squeeze it in, I’ll try!


  3. Hi Adam, I’d like to do the CBAM challenge again in 2018 if you’re up for hosting it! I admit that I’m terrible about keeping up with reading challenge check-in posts and etc., but I did read 7/12 books for the 2017 CBAM (link here: In fact, I have to post my review of the Brothers Karamazov, I need to catch up with my Nov. posts. SO glad you’re doing the TBR Pile challenge again too. Your TBR challenge was the challenge that led me to creating my book blog back in 2011. I even did my own version in 2017 as I couldn’t face a year of reading without it or a reasonable facsimile 🙂

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