Projects

Index

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Long-term Projects

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2018 Projects

  • Persephone Readathon (February 1st through February 11th) ✓
  • #ReadSoulLit (February) ✓
    • The Autobiography of My Mother, by Jamaica Kincaid (1996)
    • Feel Free, by Zadie Smith (2018)
  • Reading Ireland Month ✓
  • 2018 Africa Reading Challenge
    • Rotten Row, Petina Gappah
  • Read More Poetry
    • January: Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Kaveh Akbar
    • February: Ordinary Beats, by Nicole Sealey
    • March: Good Bones, by Maggie Smith
    • April: Bright Dead Things, by Ada Limón
  • Jane’s Birthday Book of Underappreciated Lady Authors
    • 10th May – Monica Dickens
    • 9th June – E M Delafield
    • 17th June – G B Stern
    • 3rd July – Elizabeth Taylor
    • 23rd July – Elspeth Huxley
    • 31st August – Elizabeth Von Arnim
    • 17th September – Mary Stewart
    • 18th October – Helen Ashton
    • 10th November – Patricia Wentworth
    • 10th December – Rumer Godden
    • 21st December – Rebecca West
  • My Year of Pilgrimage
    • March: Pointed Roofs (174 p.) ✓
    • April: Backwater (160 p.)
    • May: Honeycomb (143 p.)
    • June: The Tunnel (280 p.)
    • July: Interim (163 p.)
    • August: Deadlock (222 p.)
    • September: Revolving lights (166 p.)
    • October: The Trap (112 p.) & Oberland (120 p.)
    • November: Dawn’s Left Hand (140 p.)
    • December: Clear Horizon (132 p.)
    • January/2019: Dimple Hill (152 p.)
    • February/2019: March Moonlight (105 p.)
    • March/2019: Catching-up read
  • Virago Monthly Reads
    • February: Dorothy Canfield-Fisher
    • March: E. H. Young
    • April: Rosamond Lehmann
      • Invitation to the Waltz
    • June: Winifred Holtby
    • July: Molly Keane
    • August: Angela Thirkell
    • September: Stevie Smith
    • October: Olivia Manning
    • November: F Tennyson Jesse & Antonia White
    • December: Kate O’Brien
  • Iris Murdoch Readalong (November 2017 – December 2019)
    • November 2017 Under the Net (1954) ✓
    • February 2018 The Bell (1958)  ✓
    • May 2018 The Unicorn (1963)
    • June 2018 The Italian Girl (1964)
    • May 2019 The Sea, the Sea (1978)
  • Muriel Spark Readalong
    • Phase 1 (January/February) Early novels – 1950s
      • The Comforters (1957) ✓
    • Phase 2. (March/April) 1960s
      • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) ✓
    • Phase 3 (May/June) 1970s
      • The Driver’s Seat (1970)
    • Phase 5 (September/October) 1980s/1990s
      • A Far Cry From Kensington (1988)
      • Symposium (1990)
    • Phase 6 (November/December) later novels/autobiography/biography
      • The Finishing School (2004)
  • Virago Readalong (#VMCBookClub)
    • January: Marriage, by Susan Ferrier
    • February: A Far Cry From Kensington, by Muriel Spark
    • March: Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier ✓
    • April: Crewe Train, by Rose Macaulay
    • May: Frost in May, by Antonia White ✓
  • The 1977 Club (16 April – 22 April ) ✓
  • Classics Spin # 17 (April 30th)
    • I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith
  • Bout of Books 22 (May 14th – 20th)
    • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • Tales & Co. Goodreads Group, hosted by A Skeptical Reader
    • January: Almost Famous Women, by  Megan Mayhew Bergman ✓
    • February: The Last Quarter of the Moon, by  Chi Zijian, tr. Bruce Humes ✓
    • March: Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, by Angela Y. Davis
    • April: The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne DuMaurier
    • June:  Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gorden.
  • Middlemarch Readalong (May)
  • Mini-Persephone Readathon (June, 1- 3), hosted by Jessie
  • Testament of Youth Readalong (June 30th)
  • Women in Translation (August)
  • 20 Books of Summer (June 1st – September, 3rd)
  • The #1944Club, hosted by Karen and Simon
  • Book Club
    • Books read: 05/12
      • Sleepwalking Land, by Mia Couto ✓
      • The Laws, by Connie Palmen ✓
      • The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
      • The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek  ✓
      • Beloved, by Toni Morrison ✓
      • The Circle, by David Eggers
      • Baltasar and Blimunda, by Jose Saramago
      • The death of the heart, by Elizabeth Bowen ✓
    • Amerikahaus
      • May: The Easter Parade, by Richard Yates
      • June: The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens
      • July: The Shaking Woman, by Siri Hustvedt
    • Culture Club
        • The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt ✓
        • The Death of Ivan Ilytch, by Leo Tolstoy ✓

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