My literary year doesn’t really start until I decide to dive into more reading projects than I can actually handle. So here they are:
A Century of Books
This is a project hosted by Simon, with the aim of reading and reviewing a book published in every year of the Twentieth Century. My aim is to read one book for every year of the 19th century, and here is my (to-be-completed) list.
This is an eleven-day event hosted by Jessie at Dwelling in Possibility, from February 1st through February 11th. The goal is simply to enjoy reading and discussing all things Persephone Books! I will be (finally) reading The Runaway, by Elizabeth Anna Hart (1872), which will also fit my century of books list.
This is an event hosted by Brown Girl Reading to encourage readers to support black authors from all over the world during Black History Month. Didi will also be hosting a readalong for Tar Baby, by Toni Morrison (1981), over at her Goodreads Group. Here is my TBR for the event:
- The Autobiography of My Mother, by Jamaica Kincaid (1996)
- Dust Tracks on a Road, by Zora Neale Hurston (1942)
- Bailey’s Cafe, by Gloria Naylor (1992)
- Anything We Love Can Be Saved, by Alice Walker (1997)
- The Mothers, by Brit Bennett (2016)
- Tar Baby, by Toni Morrison (1981)
Mansfield Park Readalong
Kat is hosting a readalong for Virgil’s Aeneid, from January 8th to February 26th. I am late to the game, but I will join in. After having to read the Aeneid in high school, I never pick it up again, so it’s about time for a come back!
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Library Loot: January 31st to February 6th
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief, encouraging bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Here is what I got this week:
- The Last Quarter of the Moon, by Chi Zijian, tr. Bruce Humes (2014. Original title: 额尔古纳河右岸, 2005) – This is the February book for the Tales & Co. Goodreads Group, hosted by A Skeptical Reader.
- A Secret Sisterhood, by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney (2017) – This is a new release I didn’t get to last year. I am still a bit skeptical, but I will give it a go.
- The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume 1: 1903-1917, edited by Margaret Scott & Vincent O’Sullivan (1984) – I read an abridged version of Mansfield’s journals years ago, and loved it. When I found out that my local library had the complete collection of her letters, I simply felt I had to start reading it in chronological order. Right?
That’s all, folks. What are you reading? Do you have any new projects?
Yours ever so truly,