Long-term Projects


2019 Projects

Year-long Challenges
  • Back to the Classics, hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate
    • Links for each category on Karen’s sidebar
      1. 1. 19th-century Classic: The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1862)
      2. 2. 20th Century Classic: Nada, by Carmen Laforet, tr. Edith Grossman (2007. Original: Nada, 1944)
      3. 3. Classic by a Woman Author: Evelina, by Frances Burney (1778)
      4. 4. Classic in translation: A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, tr. Rosalind Delmar (1980. Original: Una donna, 1906)
      5. 5. Classic Comic Novel: The King of a Rainy Country, by Brigid Brophy (1956)
      6. 6. Classic Tragic Novel: The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall
      7. 7. Very long classic: Middlemarch, by George Eliot (1871-72)
      8. 8. Novella: Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
      9. 9. Classic From the Americas: The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
      10. 10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania: The Pillow Bookby Sei Shonagon, tr. Meredith McKinney (2006. Original: 枕草子 – Makura no sōshi, c.1002)
      11. 11. Classic From A Place You’ve Lived: A Falência, by Júlia Lopes de Almeida (‘The Bankruptcy’, 1901)
      12. 12. Classic Play: The Rover, by Aphra Behn
  • Victorian Reading Challenge,hosted by Becky at Becky`s Book Reviews
    • Check-in posts on March 2, May 11, July 20, September 28, and December 14th
  • European Reading Challenge, hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader
    • Review Page | Wrap-up page
    • My level of participation: 5 star (deluxe entourage)
      1. AustriaIntimate Ties, by Robert Musil, tr. Peter Wortsman (2019. Original: Vereinigungen, 1911)
      2. UKNorth and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (1854 – 1855)
      3. IcelandButterflies in November, by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, tr. Brian FitzGibbon (2014. Original: Rigning í nóvember, 2004)
      4. Germany: Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck, tr. Susan Bernofsky (2017. Original: Gehen, ging, gegangen, 2015)
      5. Greece: If not, winter, poems by Sappho, tr. Anne Carson (2003)
      6. FranceLavinia, by George Sand (1833)
      7. ItalyFamily Lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg, tr. Jenny McPhee (2017. Original: Lessico famigliare, 1963)
      8. Switzerland: Last Vanities, by Fleur Jaeggy
      9. Ireland: Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth (1801)
      10. Russia: Sofia Petrovna, by Lydia Chukovskaya, tr. Aline Werth, emended by Eliza Kellogg Klose. (1994. Original: Sofia Petrovna, written in 1939-40, and first published in 1965). Also published as The deserted house, tr. Aline B. Werth. (1967)
      11. Spain: Nada, by Carmen Laforet, tr. Edith Grossman (2007. Original: Nada, 1944)
  • Australian Women Writers Challenge (#aww2019), hosted by Elizabeth over at Australian Women Writers
  • Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (#2019HistFicReadingChallenge), hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past
    • Link’s on the sidebar
    • My level of participation: Victorian Reader (5 books)
Personal projects


2020 Projects

  • The #1920 Club, hosted by Simon and Karen (April, 13 – 19)
    • Women in Love, by D. H. Lawrence
    • The Lost Girl, by D. H. Lawrence
    • A Fool in Her Folly, by Rhoda Broughton
    • Open the Door!, by Catherine Carswell
    • The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
    • Chéri, by Colette
    • Queen Lucia, by E. F. Benson


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