Projects

Index

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Long-term Projects

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2020 Projects

Year-long Challenges
  • My reading projects
  • Back to the Classics, hosted by Karen
      1. 19th Century Classic: A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
      2. 20th Century Classic: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)
      3. Classic by a Woman Author: A luta (‘The struggle’), by Carmen Dolores (1909)
      4. Classic in Translation: The Immoralist, by André Gide, tr. Dorothy Bussy (1930. Original: L’Immoraliste, 1902)
      5. Classic by a Person of Color: Passing, by Nella Larsen (1929)
      6. A Genre Classic: Kallocain, by Karin Boye (2019, tr. David McDuff. Original: 1940)
      7. Classic with a Person’s Name in the Title: Aurélia (1883), Lésbia (1890) and Celeste (1893), by Maria Benedita Bormann // Olivia, by Dorothy Bussy (1949)
      8. Classic with a Place in the Title: Horto, by Auta de Souza (1900)
      9. Classic with Nature in the Title: Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939), by Katherine Anne Porter // The Tree and the Vine, by Dola de Jong (1961, tr. Ilona Kinzer; 2020, tr. Kristen Gehrman. Original: De thuiswacht, 1954*)
      10. Classic About a Family: A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry (1959) // The Last Summer, by Ricarda Huch (2016, tr.  Jamie Bulloch. Original: Der letzte Sommer, 1910)
      11. Abandoned Classic: One Way of Love, by Gamel Woolsey (novel written in 1931-32, published in 1987)
      12. Classic Adaptation: The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (1920)
  • Russian Literature Challenge, hosted by Keele
      • Collected Works The Inexperienced Muse, by Anna Bunina
      • A Double Life / The Crone / Life Calls Us / At the Tea Table, by Karolina Pavlova
      • The Dream: A Letter / Papers, by Zinaida Volkonskaya
      • Sonechka: A Novella and Stories, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya
  • Victorian Reading Challenge, hosted by Becky
      1. A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, by Amelia B. Edwards (1877)
      2. Moths, by Ouida (pen name of Maria Louise Ramé, 1880)
      3. A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
      4. The Real Charlotte, by Edith Somerville & Martin Ross (1894)
      5. The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, ed. by Richard Dalby
      6. The Clever Woman of the Family, by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1865)
      7. Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley (1899)
      8. Keynotes and Discords, by George Egerton (pen name of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright, 1893/1894)
      9. Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward (pen name of Mary Augusta Ward, 1894)
      10. Zoe, by Geraldine Jewsbury (1845)
      11. The Half-Sisters, by Geraldine Jewsbury (1848)
      12. Esther Waters, by George Moore (1894)
      13. East Lynne, by Mrs. Henry Wood (1861)
      14. The Odd Women, by George Gissing (1893)
      15. Deerbrook, by H. Martineau (1838)
      16. The semi-detached house & The semi-detached couple, by Emily Eden (1859-1860)
      17. The Romance of a Shop, by Amy Levy (1888)
      18. The Story of a Modern Woman, by Ella Hepworth Dixon (1894)
      19. Ideala: A Study from Life, Sarah Grand (1888)
      20. The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katherine Green (1878)
      21. A Burglary: Or, Unconscious Influence, by Amy Dillwyn (1883)
      22. Cometh Up As a Flower, by Rhoda Broughton (1867)
  • European Reading Challenge, hosted by Gilion
    • Review page / Wrap-up page
      • France: The Immoralist, by André Gide, tr. Dorothy Bussy (1930. Original: L’Immoraliste, 1902)
      • RussiaA Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova, tr. Barbara Heldt
      • Denmark: A Change of Time, by Ida Jessen, tr. Martin Aitken
      • Poland: Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk, tr. Antonia Lloyd-Jones
      • Ireland: A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
      • Sweden: Kallocain, by Karin Boye (2019, tr. David McDuff. Original: 1940)
      • Germany: The Seventh Cross, by Anna Seghers (2018, tr. Margot Bettauer Dembo. Original: Das siebte Kreuz, 1942) // The Last Summer, by Ricarda Huch (2016, tr.  Jamie Bulloch. Original: Der letzte Sommer, 1910)
      • The Netherlands: The Tree and the Vine, by Dola de Jong (1961, tr. Ilona Kinzer; 2020, tr. Kristen Gehrman. Original: De thuiswacht, 1954*)
  • Curious Adventure, hosted by Natalie
      1. Erika Mann und ihr politisches Kabarett die “Pfeffermühle” 1933-1937, by Helga Keiser-Hayne (1995)
      2. The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler (2017)
      3. Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, by Olivia Laing (2020)
      4. Life in the Garden, by Penelope Lively (2017)
      5. Monsters under Glass: A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers from 1850 to the Present, by Jane Desmarais (2018)
      6. Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider, by Peter Gay (1968)
      7. Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture, by Carl E. Schorske (1980)
      8. Passionate Spirit: The Life of Alma Mahler (2019) & Ecstasy, by Mary Sharratt (2018)
  • Argentinean Literature of Doom, hosted by Richard
      • Vivir entre lenguas, by Sylvia Molloy (2016)
      • Sobre a Arte Contemporânea“, by César Aira (‘On Contemporary Art’, 2010)
      • Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy, tr. Heather Cleary
      • Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz (2017, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff. Original: Matate, Amor, 2012)
  • Classics Without Class Bingo, hosted by me
    • Goodreads Group
      1. Forgotten Brazilian female author: Aurélia (1883), Lésbia (1890) and Celeste (1893), by Maria Benedita Bormann
      2. 20th century classic: The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton (1920)
      3. African classic
      4. Portuguese classic
      5. Author mentioned in the podcast: A luta (‘The struggle’), by Carmen Dolores (1909)
      6. Letters and diaries: The Last Summer, by Ricarda Huch (2016, tr.  Jamie Bulloch. Original: Der letzte Sommer, 1910)
      7. Gothic novel
      8. Travel writing
      9. Poetry collection: Horto, by Auta de Souza (1900)
      10. Very long classic (more than 500 p.)
      11. Movie adaptation: Passing, by Nella Larsen (1929)
      12. 18th century classic
      13. Queer novel: Crisis, by Karin Boye (tr. Amanda Doxtater, 2020. Original:  Kris, 1934)
      14. Coming-of-age novel: A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
      15. Classic fantasy: Kallocain, by Karin Boye (2019, tr. David McDuff. Original: 1940)
      16. Latin-American female author
  • Australian Women Writers Challenge, hosted by Elizabeth
    • Link Your Review page / Challenge Completed page
      • The Persimmon Tree, and Other Stories, by Marjorie Faith Barnard (1943)
      • Letty Fox: Her Luck, by Christina Stead (1946)
      • My Brilliant Career, by Miles Franklin (1901)
      • Picnic at Hanging Rock, by Joan Lindsay (1967)
      • The Three Miss Kings, by Ada Cambridge (1891)
  • Deal Me In Challenge, hosted by Jay
  • Read More German Books in 2020, hosted by Mel and Britta
  • Louisa May Alcott Reading, hosted by Kate and Meghan
    • #louisamay2020
      • Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson
      • Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo’s Boys
      • Rose In Bloom
      • Work: A Story of Experience
      • An Old Fashioned Girl
      • Under the Lilacs

Events
    • Japanese Literature Challenge 13, hosted by Meredith (January – March)
      • The Goddess Chronicle, by Natsuo Kirino, tr. Rebecca Copeland (2013. Original: 2008)
      • A True Novel, by Minae Mizumura, tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter (2013. Original: 2002)
      • Toddler-hunting & Other Stories, by Taeko Kōno, tr. Lucy North, Lucy Lower (2018. Original: 1996)
      • Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi, tr. Lane Dunlop (2006. Original: 1951)
    • Persephone Readathon, hosted by Jessie (January 24th-26th)
      • An Interrupted Life, by Etty Hillesum (1981)
    • Fitzcarraldo Editions Fortnight, hosted by Karen and Lizzy (February, 16 – 29)
      • Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk, tr. Antonia Lloyd-Jones
    • ReadSoulLit. hosted by Didi
    • Reading Ireland Month, hosted by Cathy and Niall (March)

 

    • A Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
    • The Real Charlotte (1894), by Edith Somerville and Violet Florence Martin
  • Wales Readathonhosted by Paula (March, #dewithon20, walesreadathon20)
    • The Handyman, by Penelope Mortimer (1983)
    • Here are Lovers (1926), by Hilda Vaughan
  • The #1920 Club, hosted by Simon and Karen (April, 13 – 19)
    • Chéri, by Colette
  • SpringAThon, hosted by Natalie and Emma (May 4th – 17th)
    • TBR >>
    • The Persimmon Tree and Other Stories, by Marjorie Barnard (1943)
    • The Living Mountain, by Nan Shepherd (1977)
    • To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface, by Olivia Laing (2011)
    • Life in the Garden, by Penelope Lively (2017)
  • Seagull Books Fortnight, hosted by Lizzie (June 1st – 14th)
    • Bad Words: Selected Short Prose, by Ilse Aichinger, tr. Uljana Wolf and Christian Hawkey (2019)
  • #JazzAgeJune, hosted by Laurie and Fanda  (June)
    • The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
    • One of Ours by Willa Cather (1923)
    • The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy (1923)
    • The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson (1924)
    • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (1924)
    • So Big by Edna Ferber (1925)
    • Reminiscences of a Student’s Life by Jane Ellen Harrison (1925)
    • Islanders by Helen R. Hull (1927)
    • Thérèse by François Mauriac (1927)
    • The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham (1927)
    • Armed With Madness by Mary Butts (1928)
    • Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset (1928)
    • The Purple Flower by Marita Bonner (1928)
    • Nadja by Andre Breton (1928)
    • Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (1929)
    • Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley (1929)
  • Eva’s Man Readalong with Jennifer (June)
  • 20 Books of Summerhosted by Cathy (June- September)
    1. Pale Horse, Pale Rider, by Katherine Anne Porter
    2. Subtly Worded, by Teffi, tr. Anne Marie Jackson and Robert Chandler
    3. Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz (2017, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff. Original: Matate, Amor, 2012)
    4. Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    5. People in the Room, by Norah Lange, tr. Charlotte Whittle
    6. Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
    7. La Bâtarde, by Violette Leduc, tr. Derek Coltman
    8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
    9. The Outward Room, by Millen Brand
    10. Marriage, by Susan Ferrier
  • Die, My Love Readalong with Michelle from the blog Michelle das 5 às 7
  • Mid-Year Check In | 2020
  • A Rainha do Ignoto Readalong with Nádia and Márcia
  • Spanish Lit Month, hosted by Stu and Richard (July – August)
    • Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy, tr. Heather Cleary
    • Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz (2017, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff. Original: Matate, Amor, 2012)
    • Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    • People in the Room, by Norah Lange, tr. Charlotte Whittle
  • Celestial Bodies Readalong with Michelle from the blog Michelle das 5 às 7
  • Virago All Augusthosted by the Virago Modern Classics Group (August)
  • The Awakening Readalong with Paula
  • Women in Translation Monthhosted by Meytal (August)
    • The Last Summer, by Ricarda Huch (2016, tr.  Jamie Bulloch. Original: Der letzte Sommer, 1910)
    • A profile & handful of poems by Pakistani poet Sara Shagufta
    • Seven Contemporary Chinese Women Writers, ed. Gladys Yang, several translators (1982)
    • People in the Room, by Norah Lange, tr. Charlotte Whittle
    • Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    • Alberta and Jacob, by Cora Sandel, tr. Elizabeth Rokkan
    • The Book of Anna, by Carmen Boullosa, tr. Samantha Schnee
    • The Adventures of China Iron, by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, tr. Fiona Mackintosh & Iona Macintyre
    • Subtly Worded, by Teffi, tr. Anne Marie Jackson & Robert Chandler
    • La Bâtarde, by Violette Leduc, tr. Derek Coltman
    • Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi, tr. Tina A. Kover
    • Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi, tr. Jeffrey Zuckerman
    • A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova, tr. Barbara Heldt
    • The Empty Book, by Josefina Vicens, tr. David Lauer
    • A Change of Time, by Ida Jessen, tr. Martin Aitken
    • Last Words from Montmartre, by Qiu Miaojin, tr. Ari Larissa Heinrich
    • Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchior, tr. Sophie Hughes
    • The Remainder, by Alia Trabucco Zeran, tr. Sophie Hughes
    • Eva, by Carry van Bruggen, tr. Jane Fenoulhet
    • The Artificial Silk Girl, by Irmgard Keun, tr. Kathie von Ankum (I will be reading this in German)
    • Isolde by Irena Odoevtseva, tr. Brian Karetnyk & Irina Steinberg
    • La Femme De Gilles, by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, tr. Faith Evans
    • Amora: Stories, by Natalia Borges Polesso, tr. Julia Sanches
    • Letters from Klara, by Tove Jansson, tr. Thomas Teal
    • Blue Flowers by Carola Saavedra, tr. Daniel Hahn
  • The Classics Spin #24 (30th September, 2020)
  • RIP Challengehosted by Andi and Heather (September – October)
  • The #1956Club, hosted by Karen and Simon (October, 5th – 11th)
    • Madame Solario by Gladys Huntington
    • The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
    • The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
    • Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, edited by Norma Millay
    • A Certain Smile by Françoise Sagan, tr. Anne Green
    • A Legacy by Sybille Bedford
    • Every Eye by Isobel English (Persephone Books)
  • Victoberhosted by KateKatieAnge, and Lucy (October)
  • German Lit Monthhosted by Lizzy and Caroline (November)
  • AusReadingMonth, hosted by Brona (November)
  • Novellas in November, hosted by Laura (November)
  • Nonfiction Novemberhosted by KatieJulzRennieSarah, and Leann – and, on Booktube, by Olive (November)
  • War and Peace Chapter-a-Day Readalong, hosted by Nick (January – December)

Personal projects
  • New-to-me Authors to read in 2020
      1. Ouida
      2. Susan Ferrier
      3. ✓ Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
      4. Charlotte Lennox
      5. Elizabeth Inchbold
      6. Edith Somerville
      7. Olivia Manning
      8. ✓ Marjorie Barnard: The Persimmon Tree and Other Stories (1943)
      9. Storm Jameson
      10. Eudora Welty
      11. Dodie Smith
      12. ✓ Gamel Woolsey: One Way of Love (novel written in 1931-32, published in 1987)
  • Local bookclub (05/11)
    1. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf ✓
    2. The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
    3. Dreams of My Russian Summers, by Andrei Makine ✓
    4. The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri ✓
    5. Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow
    6. Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk ✓
    7. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers ✓
  • Read Women Book Club
    • June: Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk ✓
  • Borderless Book Club
    • May 28th – Arid Dreams by Duanwad Pimwana, tr. Mui Poopoksakul
    • June 11th – Holiday Heart by Margarita García Robayo
    • July 9th – Inlands by Elin Willows, tr. Duncan Lewis
    • August 6th – Wild Woman by Marina Šur Puhlovski, tr. Christina Zorić
    • August 20th –  Grove by Esther Kinsky, tr. Caroline Schmidt
  • Most anticipated books | 2020
  • Winter TBR | 2019/ 2020
  • Most anticipated releases | 2019
  • Most anticipated releases | second-half of 2018

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