Karen’s and Simon’s #1936Club starts today, and, as always, I am jumping in! The event is one of their regular six-monthly reading Clubs, where they encourage everyone to read and discuss books from a particular year.
I am currently reading The Beauties and Furies, by Australian author Christina Stead, and I will be writing more about it later this week.
I’d also like to recommend three books I’ve read & loved from 1936 (links to my reviews):
- Deborah, by Esther Kreitman (1946, tr. Maurice Carr. Original: Der Shaidim Tantz, 1936)
- Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (1936)
- Novel on Yellow Paper, by Stevie Smith (1936)
Are you taking part in the #1936Club? What are you reading this week?
It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! By now, you know the drill: participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On Sunday, April 18th, a random number will be selected by the Club. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by May 31st, 2021.
Here is my spin list:
- Alberta and Jacob, by Cora Sandel (1984, tr. Elizabeth Rokkan. Original: Alberte og Jacob, 1926)
- Saraband, by Eliot Bliss (1936)
- Bid Me to Live, by H. D. (1960)
- The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Hellman (1934)
- Claudine at School, by Colette (1900)
- The Dark Island, by Vita Sackville-West (1934)
- Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley (1929)
- The Castle of Wolfenbach: A German Story, by Eliza Parsons (1793)
- Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame (1961)
- La Femme De Gilles, by Madeleine Bourdouxhe (1994, tr. Faith Evans. Original: 1937)
- The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777)
- Megda, by Emma Dunham Kelley (1891)
- Regiment of Women by Clemence Dane (1917)
- Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
- Keynotes and Discords, by George Egerton (pen name of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright, 1893/1894)
- The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
- Millenium Hall, by Sarah Scott (1762)
- A Modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott (1877, published anonymously)
- Self-Control, by Mary Brunton (1811)
- Violets and Other Tales, by Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1895)
Spin me a number, Classics Club!
And happy reading, everyone! Which book would you like to see win?
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