Multi-Year Reading Connections

Swift's A Modest Proposal



The Challenge

The goal of this program is to read a series of related books over four semesters. Examples of related books might be all the work of one author, or certain works by the same author.

Works might be related by topic or the year or decade in which they first appeared. Some books are related by the country of origin of the authors, although this is a loose designation which might be too broad. Books might be related by genre such as tragedy, comedy or satire.

Or a student might consider reading the works of Jonathan Swift, which manage to be all of these at one time.