Reading events (January-July/2016)

Hello, lovely readers,

Here are some of the reading events and projects I want to take part in (I’ll update this post as I go along and read the books…):

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The 1938 Club

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The 1938 Club is hosted by Karen and Simon, and will take place from 11th – 17th April. The idea is to have people reading books first published in 1938. They plan to make various clubs a bi-annual event, in April and October each year.

“For those who missed The 1924 Club, what happens is simple: we ask bloggers and blog readers to read a book published in 1938, and to write about it during one week. We welcome novels, stories, non-fiction, poetry, absolutely anything from anywhere in the world – and together we can build up a much broader sense of the year than could be achieved by an individual reader. There won’t be a single ethos for 1938, of course, but there will hopefully be a fantastic cross-section.” here

Here are some of my possible reads:

From my Viragos:

  • Over the Frontier – Stevie Smith
  • I’m Not Complaining – Ruth Adam
  • The Squire – Enid Bagnold
  • The Wild Geese – Bridget Boland
  • After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Try Anything Twice – Jan Struther
  • Nightingale Wood – Stella Gibbons
  • Pomfret Towers – Angela Thirkell

From my Classics Club list:

  • The Death of the Heart – Elizabeth Bowen
  • The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

From my Persephones:

  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson
  • Gardener’s Nightcap – Muriel Stuart
  • The Children who Lived in a Barn – Eleanor Graham
  • Princes in the Land – Joanna Cannan
  • The Squire – Enid Bagnold

From random shelves:

  • Pray for the Wanderer – Kate O’Brien
  • Young Man with a Horn – Dorothy Baker
  • The Black Book – Lawrence Durrell
  • Invitation to a Beheading – Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Gift – Vladimir Nabokov

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Reading Ireland Month

Reading Ireland MonthIn March, Cathy and Niall are hosting Reading Ireland Month (#Begorrathon16), in order to celebrate  all things Irish:

“Reading Ireland Month (or The Begorrathon as it is affectionately known) will feature book and film reviews, poems, music, interviews, giveaways and much, much more. This year I will be focusing on women writers, the short story and new Irish voices.” here

Here are some of my possible reads:

From my Classics Club list:

  • The Bell – Iris Murdoch
  • The Rose Garden: Short Stories – Maeve Brennan

From my Viragos:

From my Persephones:

From random shelves:

  • The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien
  • Miss Emily –  Nuala O’Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir)
  • In Night’s City, by Dorothy Nelson (1982, 2004)

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Mary Hocking Reading Week

mary-hocking-reading-weekHosted by Heavenali, the Mary Hocking Reading Week will take place from April 3rd – 9th this year. I’ll be reading Good Daughters (from my Classics Club list).

 

 

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Women’s Classic Literature Event

Women’s Classic Literature Event Hosted by The Classics Club, the  Women’s Classic Literature Event ends December 31, 2016.

“The event? Read classic literature by female authors, & share your thoughts (or links to your thoughts) at #ccwomenclassics on Twitter, or in our quarterly check-ins, which we’ll have here in January, April, July, October, & December of 2016. This event is way more a celebration than a “reading challenge.” It’s about hunting out those forgotten titles which didn’t make it into the official canon, &reading them & sharing the excitement. Or exploring the females who are in the canon.” here

I’ll try to read as many books as possible from my list.

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#Woolfalong

#Woolfalong is also hosted by the lovely Heavenali. I’ll take part in July and read Orlando (from my Classics Club List).

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Literature and War Readalong 2016

The Literature and War Readalong is also hosted by the Caroline over at Beauty is a Selleping Cat. I’ll take part in March and read 1914: a novel, by Jean Echenoz.

That’s all for now, I guess. Which books do you recommend? What are your reading projects? Tell me about them.

Yours truly,

J.


Henri Lebasque. "Woman Reading."
Henri Lebasque. “Woman Reading.”
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. heavenali says:

    Thank you for the shout outs glad to have you joining in for Mary Hocking and #Woolfalong

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    1. juliana says:

      Thank you for hosting these events, Ali! I never read any of Mary Hocking’s books – it will be a good opportunity to do so 🙂

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  2. That’s a great list of interesting challenges and books, I’ll be following you and look forward to reading your reviews! I might read a few Irish books if I can keep up, I get easily distracted by books on my shelf dying to be read and they’ve just been rearranged to help keep me on track. 🙂

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    1. juliana says:

      Thank you, Claire! I’m particularly keen on Irish literature. And I recognise this feeling of getting distracted by TBR shelves… 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the shout out Juliana! I do hope you read Miss Emily. I interviewed Nuala in December as part of the Belfast Book Festival and she is brilliant. Plus I’ve read the book 3 times and it’s brilliant too!

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    1. juliana says:

      Thank you, Cathy! I’ve been following your blog for awhile now, and I always wanted to take part in the Reading Ireland Month. 🙂 I actually bought Miss Emily after reading your review last year. It’s about time for me to finally read it! 🙂

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