Projects

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Long-term Projects

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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: The Pillow Book, by Sei Shōnagon, tr. Meredith McKinney (2006. Original: 枕草子 – Makura no sōshi, c.1002)
      5. 5. Classic Comic Novel: Cold Confort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
      6. 6. Classic Tragic Novel: The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall
      7. 8. Novella: Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
      8. 9. Classic From the Americas: The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
      9. 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
  • Africa Reading Challengehosted by Kinna over at Kinna Reads
    • Zimbabwe: Rotten Row, by Petina Gappah (2016)
    • Nigeria: Stay with me, by Ayobami Adebayo (2017) ✓
    • Ghana: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (2016)
  • 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)
Readalongs
  • Literary Criticism Readalong, hosted by Tom over at Wuthering Expectations
      • The Sense of an Ending, Frank Kermode ✓
      • Illuminations, Walter Benjamin ✓
      • Fables of Identity, Northrop Frye
      • Mimesis, Erich Auerbach
  • The Anniversaries Readalong, hosted by Trevor
  • Women of the World Goodreads Group, hosted by Kirsty and Katie
      • January – Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck, tr. Susan Bernofsky (2017. Original: Gehen, ging, gegangen, 2015) ✓
      • February – Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata (Japan) ✓
      • March – The Shutter of Snow by Emily Holmes Coleman (United States of America) ✓
      • April – After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun (Germany)
      • May – Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Japan)
      • June – Swallowing Mercury, by Wioletta Grzegorzewska (Poland)
      • July – The Bone People by Keri Hulme (New Zealand)
      • August – The Insomnia Museum, by Laurie Canciani (Wales)
      • September – So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba (Senegal)
      • December – Song of a Captive Bird, by Jasmin Darznik (Iran)
Events
  • The #1965Club (April, 22nd – 28th, 2019), hosted by Karen and Simon
    • Astragal, by Albertine Sarrazin, tr. Patsy Southgate (1968. Original: L’Astragale, 1965)
    • 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)
  • Classics Spin #20 (May, 31st)
    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)
  • Persephone Readathon, hosted by Jessie (May, 31st to June, 9th)
  • 20 Books of Summerhosted by Cathy (June, 3rd to September, 3rd)
    1. Nada, by Carmen Laforet, tr. Edith Grossman (2007. Original: Nada, 1944)
    2. Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple (1953)
    3. The King of a Rainy Country, by Brigid Brophy (1956)
    4. Speedboat, by Renata Adler (1976)
    5. Middlemarch, by George Eliot
    6. Fidelity, by Susan Glaspell
    7. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
    8. The Doll’s Alphabet, by Camilla Grudova
  • Jane Austen in July, hosted by Katie and Marissa
    1. Read one of Jane Austen’s six novels:
      • Pride and Prejudice (1813)
    2. Read a non-fiction work about Jane Austen or her time
      • Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen, by Jane Aiken Hodge (1972)
      • Reading Jane Austen, by Jenny Davidson (2017)
      • Jane Austen and the War of Ideas, by Marilyn Butler (1988)
    3. Read a book by a contemporary of Jane Austen
      • Marriage, by Susan Ferrier (1818)
  • Spanish and Portuguese Lit Month, hosted by Stu (July & August)
  • All Virago All August, hosted by the Virago Modern Classics Group at LibraryThing
    • Letty Fox: Her Luck, by Christina Stead (1946)
    • The King of a Rainy Country, by Brigid Brophy (1956)
    • A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, tr. Rosalind Delmar (1980. Original: Una donna, 1906)
  • My Life in Books, series hosted by Simon
  • Women in Translation Monthhosted by Meytal (August)
    • La Bâtarde, by Violette Leduc
    • A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, tr. Rosalind Delmar (1980. Original: Una donna, 1906)
    • Nada, by Carmen Laforet, tr. Edith Grossman (2007. Original: Nada, 1944)
    • Recollections of Things to Come, by Elena Garro
    • alphabet, by Inger Christensen
    • Iphigenia, by Teresa de la Parra, tr. Bertie Acker
  • The #1930Club (Ocotober, 14th – 20th, 2019), hosted by Karen and Simon
    • Diary of a Provincial Lady, by E.M. Delafield
    • After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, by Jean Rhys
    • The Weatherhouse, by Nan Shepherd
    • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
    • The Naughtiest Girl in the School, by Enid Blyton
    • O Quinze. by Rachel de Queiroz
    • Miss Mole, by E.H. Young
    • Dance Night, by Dawn Powell
    • The Aloe, by Katherine Mansfield.
  • R.I.P. – R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril,  hosted by Andi and Heather (September 1st, 2019 – October 31st, 2019)
  • Victober, hosted by Kate, Katie, Ange, and Lucy (October, 2019)
    • Ange’s challenge: Read a book by a Victorian female author (bonus: one that’s new to you)
      • Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward (1894)
      • The Clever Woman of the Family, by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1865)
      • The Story of a Modern Woman, by Ella Hepworth Dixon (1894)
      • Ideala: A Study from Life, by Sarah Grand (1888)
      • The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katherine Green (1878)
      • The Real Charlotte, by Edith Somerville (1894)
    • Kate’s challenge: Reread a Victorian book
      • Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley (1899)
    • Katie’s challenge: Read a Victorian book under 250 pages and/or over 500 pages
      • under 250 pages: Keynotes and Discords, by George Egerton (1893)
      • over 500 pages: Moths, by Ouida (1880)
    • Lucy’s challenge: Read an underrated Victorian book from the same year as your favourite Victorian classic
      • Belinda, by Rhoda Broughton (1883) – same year as Hester, by Margaret Oliphant
      • A Struggle for fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
    • Goodreads group readalong: The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde (1st–6th October) and A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde (14th–21st October)
    • Knit and Listen along hosted by Mel, Kristi, Kate and Natalie: Adam Bede, by George Eliot (1859)
  • German Lit Month
Personal projects
  • Most anticipated releases | second-half of 2018
  • Most anticipated releases | 2019
    • Intimate Ties, by Robert Musil, tr. Peter Wortsman (2019. Original: Vereinigungen, 1911) ✓
  • Spring TBR | 2019
  • New-to-me Authors to read in 2019
  • New-to-me authors for my 19th-century Women Writers Project (5 books)
  • Read More Poetry (12 books)
    • If not, winter, poems by Sappho, tr. Anne Carson (2003)
    • Plum, by Hollie McNish (2017)
    • Notes on the End of the World, by Meghan Privitello (2016)
    • Aurora Leigh, by Elizabet Barret Browning (1857)
    • Estar onde eu nao estou, by Olivia Gutierrez (2018)
    • Selected Poems, by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (2008)
    • The Girl Aquarium, by Jen Campbell (2019)
    • Goblin Market and Other Poems, by Christina Rossetti (1862)
    • O Livro dos Jardins, by Ana Martins Marques (2019)
    • Bigornas, by Yasmin Nigri (2018)
    • Álbum, by Ana Elisa Ribeiro (2018)
  • My Classics Club list (40 books)
    1. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (1854 – 1855)
    2. The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
    3. If not, winter, poems by Sappho, tr. Anne Carson (2003)
    4. Cassandra at the Wedding, by Dorothy Baker (1962)
    5. Lavinia, by George Sand (1833)
    6. The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1862)
    7. Aurora Leigh, by Elizabet Barret Browning (1857)
    8. Wise Blood, by Flannery O’Connor
    9. Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth (1801)
    10. The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand (1896)
    11. 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)
    12. Evelina, by Frances Burney (1778)
    13. The Rover, by Aphra Behn
    14. The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall (1928)
    15. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
    16. Hester, by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
    17. Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti
    18. Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbens
    19. Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple
  • My Virago Modern Classics list (5 books)
    1. Cassandra at the Wedding, by Dorothy Baker (1962)
    2. The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand (1896)
    3. The Shutter of Snow, by Emily Holmes Coleman (1930)
    4. The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall (1928)
    5. Hester, by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
    6. The King of a Rainy Country, by Brigid Brophy (1956)
    7. A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, tr. Rosalind Delmar (1980. Original: Una donna, 1906)
  • My Persephone Books list (3 books)
    • Someone at a Distance, by Dorothy Whipple (1953)
  • My Fitzcarraldo Editions list (3 books)
    1. The Years, by Annie Ernaux, tr. Alison L. Strayer (2017. Original: Les Années, 2008)
  • Speak its name challenge (3 books)
    1. Amora, by Natália Borges Polesso (2015)
    2. Call Me by Your Name, by Andre Aciman (2007)
    3. Eine Frau zu sehen, by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
    4. The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall
    5. Enervadas, by Chrysanteme
    6. Lyric Novella, by Annemarie Schwarzenbach
    7. The King of a Rainy Country, by Brigid Brophy (1956)
  • Countries I never read before (3 books)
    1. Ghana: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (2016)
  • Nonfiction
    • The Sense of an Ending, by Frank Kermode (1967)
    • Ambitious heights: writing, friendship, love: the Jewsbury sisters, Felicia Hemans, and Jane Welsh Carlyle, by Norma Clarke (1990)
    • Illuminations, by Walter Benjamin, ed. Hannah Arendt, tr. Harry Zohn (1969)
    • A Passionate Sisterhood: the sisters, wives and daughters of the lake poets, by Kathleen Jones (2000)
    • The Years, by Annie Ernaux, tr. Alison L. Strayer (2017. Original: Les Années, 2008)
    • The Akhmatova Journals, by Lydia Chukovskaya (1980)
    • Viver entre línguas, by Sylvia Molloy (2016)
    • Até segunda ordem não me risque nada: os cadernos, rascunhos e a poesia-em-vozes de Ana Cristina Cesar, by Flora Süssekind (2016)
    • A branca dor da escrita: três tempos com Emily Dickinson, by Lúcia Castello Branco (2003)
    • Ein Kind (Autobiography #5), by Thomas Bernhard (1982)
  • My Century of Books (10 books)
    1. North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell (1854 – 1855)
    2. The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896)
    3. Lavinia, by George Sand (1833)
    4. The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1862)
    5. Aurora Leigh, by Elizabet Barret Browning (1857)
    6. Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth (1801)
    7. The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand (1896)
    8. Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti (1862)
    9. Hester, by Margaret Oliphant (1883)
  • Latin America Books
    • Ifigenia, by Teresa de la Parra (1924)
    • A Falência, by Júlia Lopes de Almeida (‘The Bankruptcy’, 1901)
  • Man Booker Prize
    • Margaret Atwood, The Testaments
    • Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier 
    • Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, The Serial Killer 
    • Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport
    • Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other
    • John Lanchester, The Wall
    • Deborah Levy, The Man Who Saw Everything 
    • Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive
    • Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities
    • Max Porter, Lanny
    • Salman Rushdie, Quichotte
    • Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World 
    • Jeanette Winterson, Frankissstein 
  • Man Booker International Prize
    • The Years, by Annie Ernaux, tr. Alison L. Strayer (2017. Original: Les Années, 2008) ✓
    • Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
    • The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann, translated by Jen Calleja
    • Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
    • The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, translated from Spanish by Anne McLean
    • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, translated from Spanish by Sophie Hughes
    • The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner
    • Love in the New Millennium by Can Xue, translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
    • Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin, translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell ✓
  • Women’s Prize for Fiction
    • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
    • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    • Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Milkman by Anna Burns
    • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
    • Ordinary People by Diana Evans
    • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss ✓
    • Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton
    • The Pisces by Melissa Broder ✓
    • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
    • Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
    • Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lilian Li
    • Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn
    • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
    • Praise Songs for the Butterflies by Bernice L McFadden
    • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
  • Wainwright Prize
    • The Easternmost House by Juliet Blaxland
    • Our Place by Mark Cocker
    • Out of the Woods by Luke Turner
    • Thinking on My Feet by Kate Humble
    • Time Song by Julia Blackburn
    • Underland by Robert Macfarlane
    • Wilding by Isabella Tree
    • Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert
    • How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer
    • Landfill by Tim Dee
    • Lanny by Max Porter
    • The Stopping Places by Damian Le Bas
    • Wild Woman Swimming by Lynne Roper
  • The Republic of Consciousness
    • Dedalus by Chris McCabe
    • Doppelgänger by Daša Drndić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth and S. D. Curtis
    • Kitch by Anthony Joseph
    • Lucia by Alex Pheby
    • Murmur by Will Eaves
    • Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine
    • The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici
    • Resistance by Julián Fuks, translated by Daniel Hahn
    • Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn
    • Now, Now, Louison by Jean Frémon, translated by Cole Swensen
    • Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford
    • Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena, translated by Margita Gailitis ✓
    • Hang Him When He Is Not There by Nicholas John Turner
  • Book Club
    • Books read: 06/12
      • The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene (1948) ✓
      • Family Lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg, tr. Jenny McPhee (2017. Original: Lessico famigliare, 1963) ✓
      • Call me by your name, Andre Aciman (2007) ✓
      • Artemisia, by Anna Banti, tr. Shirley D’Ardia Caracciol (2003. Original: Artemisia, 1947) ✓
      • Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin (1953) ✓
      • Lost in Translation, by Eva Hoffman
      • The Wall, by John Lanchester
      • Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney ✓
      • Botchan, by Natsume Soseki

 

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