Projects

Index

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Long-term Projects

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Current Schedule

  • September:
    • Jane Carlyle: newly selected letters, org. Kenneth J. Fielding
    • Flesh of the Peach, by Helen McClory
    • The Beautiful Bureaucrat, by Helen Phillips
    • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, by Imogen Hermes Gowar
    • Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
    • My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent (RIP)
    • The Kagerō diary: a woman’s autobiographical text from tenth-century Japan, by Fujiwara no Michitsuna no Haha, tr. Sonja Arntzen (Japanese Literature Challenge 11 )
    • Pointed Roofs & Backwater, by Dorothy Richardson (Year of Pilgrimage)
    • The Vet’s Daughter, by Barbara Comyns (The Virago Modern Classics Book Club)
    • The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer (The Mad Woman’s Book Club)
    • Poems of the Great War (Literature and War Readalong)
    • Nina Bawden (Virago Author of the Month – LibraryThing  Group)
    • Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner (RIP & Classics Club List)
    • The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present, by Ronald Hutton (RIP)
    • Rapture, by Iliazd. Translated by Thomas J. Kitson
    • Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson

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2017 Projects

  • Japanese Literature Challenge 10 (from October, 1th, 2016 to January, 31th, 2017)
  • Japanese Literature Challenge 11 (from June, 1th, 2017 to January, 31th, 2018) ✓
  • Margery Sharp Day (25th January 2017) ✓
    • Cluny Brown (1938)
  • The Year of the Star (from February 6, 2017 to December 24, 2017)
  • #ReadSoulLit (February) 
  • Reading Ireland Month (March) 
    • The Visitor, by Maeve Brennan (2000, originally written in the 1940’s)
    • Miss Emily, by Nuala O’Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir, 2015)
    • Living on paper: letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe (2015)
    • The Lesser Bohemians, by Eimear McBride (2016)
    • Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker, by Angela Bourke (2004)
  • Elizabeth Goudge Day (24th April)  ✓
    • The Rosemary Tree (1951)
  • The Classics Spin #15
    • Excellent Women, by Barbara Pym (May, 1st)
  • 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/2018: Dimple Hill (152 p.)
    • February/2018: March Moonlight (105 p.)
    • March/2018: Catching-up read
  • Literature and War Readalong (from January 1st, 2017 to December 31th, 2017) ✓
    • February, Tuesday 28: Magnus by Sylvie Germain, 190 pages, France 2005 ✓
    • April, Friday 28: La douleur – The War by Marguerite Duras, 217 pages, France 1985 ✓
    • May, Wednesday 31: Poems of the Great War ✓
    • October, Tuesday 31: Suite Française by Irène Nemirovsky, 432 pages, France 1942
    • November, Wednesday 29: The Oppermanns – Die Geschwister Oppermann by Lion Feuchtwanger, 416 pages, Germany 1934
  • 1951 Club (April, 10th to 16th) ✓
  • Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (April, 29th)  ✓
    • The Enchanted April, by Eizabeth von Arnim
    • First Love, by Gwendoline Riley
  • The Virago Modern Classics Book Club ✓
    • January: Good Behaviour, by Molly Keane (1981) ✓
    • February: Deep Water, by Patricia Highsmith (1957) ✓
    • March: The Women’s Room, by Marilyn French (1977)
    • April: The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim  ✓
    • May: My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne DuMaurier ✓
    • June: The Charioteer, by Mary Renault ✓
    • July: Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery ✓
    • August: In a Summer Season, by Elizabeth Taylor
    • September: The Vet’s Daughter, by Barbara Comyns
  • Virago Author of the Month (LibraryThing  Group) 
    • January: Vita Sackville-West ✓
      • The Edwardians
      • No Signposts in the Sea
      • Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West, by Matthew Dennison (2014)

    • February: Rebecca West ✓
      • The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West: A Biography, by Lorna Gibb
      • The Fountain Overflows
    • March:  Edith Wharton ✓
      • The Age of Innocence
      • No gifts from chance: a biography of Edith Wharton, by Shari Benstock (1994)
    • April: Elizabeth von Arnim ✓
      • The Enchanted April
    • May: Willa Cather ✓
      • A Lost Lady, bv Willa Cather
      • Willa Cather, a critical biography, by E. K. Brown (1953)
    • June: Margaret Laurence ✓
    • July: Rumer Godden ✓
      • Black Narcissus
    • August: Christina Stead
      • Letty Fox: Her Luck
    • September: Nina Bawden
  • 20 Books of Summer (from June, 1st to September, 3rd)
    1. Hot Milk, by Deborah Levy ✓
    2. The Gambler, by Dostoyevsky ✓
    3. Mariana, by Monica Dickens ✓
    4. The Snake Pit, by Mary Jane Ward ✓
    5. Hetty Dorval, by Ethel Wilson ✓
    6. Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin ✓
    7. Ladivine, by Marie NDiaye
    8. Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
    9. The Fire-Dwellers, by Margaret Laurence ✓
    10. The Constant Nymph, by Margaret Kennedy ✓
    11. After Henry, by Joan Didion
    12. See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt ✓
    13. Nine Continents, by Xiaolu Guo ✓
    14. The Beautiful Bureaucrat, by Helen Phillips
    15. Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich ✓
    16. The Doll’s Alphabet, by Camilla Grudova
    17. The Virago Modern Classics Book Club choice for June (UPDATE 29/06: The Charioteer, by Mary Renault) ✓
    18. The Virago Modern Classics Book Club choice for July (UPDATE 03/07: Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery) ✓
    19. The Virago Modern Classics Book Club choice for August (UPDATE 02/08: In a Summer Season, by Elizabeth Taylor) ✓
    20. Free choice!
  • Margaret Kennedy Day (June, 20th) ✓
  • Women in Translation Month 2017
  •  R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril  XII
  • The Mad Woman’s Book Club ✓
    • January: Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame
    • February: The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller
    • April: The yellow wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman
    • May: The center cannot hold by Elyn Saks
    • June: The Snake Pit by Mary Jane Ward ✓
    • July: The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer
    • September: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
    • November:This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin
    • December: Heroides by Ovid
  • Kirsty & Katie’s Book Club
    • January – Gilgi by Irmgard Keun ✓
    • February – The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
    • March – The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
    • April – Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
    • May – No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
    • June – The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson ✓
    • July – The Blue Hour by Lillian Pizzichini
    • August – The Birth House by Ami McKay
    • September – Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
    • October – The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
    • November – How the Blessed Live by Susannah Smith
    • December – The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
  • Lendo Susan Sontag / ‘Reading Susan Sontag’ (from January 1st, 2017 to December 31th, 2017)
  • Book Club
    • Books read: 10/12
      • The Assistant, by Bernard Malamud ✓
      • A Room With a View, by E. M. Forster✓
      • The Brooklyn Follies, by Paul Auster
      • The Vegetarian, by Han Kang ✓
      • A Handful of Dust, by Evelyn Waugh ✓
      • The Door, by Magda Szabo ✓
      • The Gambler, by Dostoyevsky ✓
      • We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson ✓
      • The Meursault Investigation, by Kamel Daoud ✓
      • Sleepwalking Land, by Mia Couto
      • Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys ✓
      • The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink ✓
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