As I write this a little over a year later I can say this experiment has had outstanding success and has pushed me to read far more than I expected. I think my family feels like I spend too much time with my nose in a book, but reading is an enjoyment, just as watching movies or playing video games is for others.
In the few short remaining months of 2012 I was able to complete eight classics that had escaped me earlier. I didn't slow down as I marched forward into 2013 and have set a brisk pace for myself now.
So what exactly did I accomplish in October, November and December?