earthbound but aspiring

This page is devoted to my Earthbound But Aspiring project: I'm currently reading each work of John Steinbeck and you're invited to join in. Below is a summary of related blog posts and the order in which I'll be reading what's left.

Cup of Gold, 1929 (December 2010)

  • My simple review of Cup of Gold, an ambitious pseudo-biography of real-life pirate, Henry Morgan.

To a God Unknown, 1933 (January 2011)

Tortilla Flat, 1935 (February 2011)
  • Tortilla Flat was my first re-read for this project and I can't wait for the next time I read it again.

In Dubious Battle, 1936 (March 2011)
  • In Dubious Battle is known as one of the greatest strike novels of all time. It's not destined to be my favorite book but it's a worthy read if you're into economics and politics.
  • OK, this post has little to do with In Dubious Battle other than my mentioning a scene from said book.

The Red Pony, 1937 (April 2011)
  • A compilation of four short stories, The Red Pony might have actually very little to do with a red pony.

Of Mice and Men, 1937 (May 2011)
  • How Of Mice and Men made my "heart soar" (and sore).

The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 (June & July 2011)

East of Eden, 1952
  • A guest post from Clint featuring a quote from the superlative East of Eden.

The Moon Is Down, 1942
Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team, 1942
Cannery Row, 1945
The Pearl, 1947
The Wayward Bus, 1947
A Russian Journal, 1948
Burning Bright, 1950
The Log from the Sea of Cortez, 1951
Sweet Thursday, 1954
The Short Reign of Pippin IV, 1957
Once There Was A War, 1958
The Winter of Our Discontent, 1961
Travels with Charley: In Search of America, 1962
America and Americans, 1966
Journal of a Novel, 1968
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, 1976