Projects

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Long-term Projects

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Current Schedule

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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) ✓
    • Masks, by Fumiko Enchi, tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter (Onna Men, 1958)
    • The Sarashina diary: a woman’s life in eleventh-century Japan, by Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, tr. Sonja Arntzen & Itō Moriyuki
  • 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 ✓
  • 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
      • The Fire-Dwellers
    • 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
    20. Free choice!
  • Margaret Kennedy Day (June, 20th) ✓
  • Women in Translation Month 2017
  • 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: 07/12
      • 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