Projects

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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) // Child of All Nations, by Irmgard Keun (2008, tr. Michael Hofmann. Original: Kind aller Länder, 1938)
      4. Classic in Translation: The Immoralist, by André Gide, tr. Dorothy Bussy (1930. Original: L’Immoraliste, 1902) // People in the Room, by Norah Lange (2018, tr. Charlotte Whittle. Original: Personas en la sala, 1950)
      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) // Her Father’s Name, by Florence Marryat (1876)
      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) // Patience and Sarah, by Isabel Miller (1969)
      8. Classic with a Place in the Title: Horto, by Auta de Souza (1900) // A Rainha do Ignoto, by Emília Freitas (1899, ‘Queen of Ignotus’) // A Jewish Mother from Berlin / Susanna, by Gertrud Kolmar (1997, tr. Brigitte M. Goldstein. Original: Eine MutterDie jüdische Mutter, written in 1930/31, and first published posthumously in 1965/ Susanna, written in 1939/1940, and first published posthumously in 1959)
      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) // The Romance of a Shop (1888), by Amy Levy
      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 Struggle for Fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)
      2. Her Father’s Name, by Florence Marryat (1876)
      3. The Romance of a Shop (1888), by Amy Levy
      4. A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee (1886)
      5. The Real Charlotte, by Edith Somerville & Martin Ross (1894)
      6. Cassandra, by Florence Nightingale (1852)
      7. A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee (1886)
  • 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) // A Jewish Mother from Berlin / Susanna, by Gertrud Kolmar (1997, tr. Brigitte M. Goldstein. Original: Eine MutterDie jüdische Mutter, written in 1930/31, and first published posthumously in 1965/ Susanna, written in 1939/1940, and first published posthumously in 1959) // Child of All Nations, by Irmgard Keun (2008, tr. Michael Hofmann. Original: Kind aller Länder, 1938)
      • 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)
      • People in the Room, by Norah Lange (2018, tr. Charlotte Whittle. Original: Personas en la sala, 1950)
  • 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
  • Deal Me In Challenge, hosted by Jay
  • Read More German Books in 2020, hosted by Mel and Britta
    • #readgermanbooks2020 / Goodreads Group
      • 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)
      • A Jewish Mother from Berlin / Susanna, by Gertrud Kolmar (1997, tr. Brigitte M. Goldstein. Original: Eine MutterDie jüdische Mutter, written in 1930/31, and first published posthumously in 1965/ Susanna, written in 1939/1940, and first published posthumously in 1959)
      • Child of All Nations, by Irmgard Keun (2008, tr. Michael Hofmann. Original: Kind aller Länder, 1938)
      • After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun (2011, tr. Anthea Bell. Original: Nach Mitternacht, 1937)
      • Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim, by Sophie von La Roche (1771)
        • English: The History of Lady Sophie Sternheim, ed. James Lynn, tr. Joseph Collyer (1991)
          • Other translations: Christa Baguss Britt (1991)
      • Käsebier erobert den Kurfürstendamm, by Gabriele Tergit (1931)
        • English: Käsebier takes Berlin, tr. Sophie Duvernoy (2019)
      • Menschen im Hotel, by Vicki Baum (1929)
        • English: Grand Hotel, tr. Basil Creighton (2016)
      • Annette, ein Heldinnenepos, by Anne Weber (2020, shortlisted)
      • Herzklappen von Johnson & Johnson, by Valerie Fritsch (2020)
      • Streulicht, by Deniz Ohde (2020, shortlisted)
      • Aus der Zuckerfabrik, by Dorothee Elmiger (2020, shortlisted)
      • Die Infantin trägt den Scheitel links, by Helena Adler (2020)
      • Die Unschärfe der Welt, by Iris Wolff (2020)
      • 1000 Serpentinen Angst, by Olivia Wenzel (2020)
  • 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

 

    • 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)
    • Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset (1928)
    • The Purple Flower by Marita Bonner (1928)
    • 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. Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz (2017, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff. Original: Matate, Amor, 2012)
    3. Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    4. People in the Room, by Norah Lange (2018, tr. Charlotte Whittle. Original: Personas en la sala, 1950)
    5. Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
    6. 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 (2018, tr. Charlotte Whittle. Original: Personas en la sala, 1950)
  • 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)
    • A Rainha do Ignoto, by Emília Freitas (1899, ‘Queen of Ignotus’, not translated yet)
    • People in the Room, by Norah Lange (2018, tr. Charlotte Whittle. Original: Personas en la sala, 1950)
    • A Jewish Mother from Berlin / Susanna, by Gertrud Kolmar (1997, tr. Brigitte M. Goldstein. Original: Eine MutterDie jüdische Mutter, written in 1930/31, and first published posthumously in 1965/ Susanna, written in 1939/1940, and first published posthumously in 1959)
    • Child of All Nations, by Irmgard Keun (2008, tr. Michael Hofmann. Original: Kind aller Länder, 1938)
    • Amora: Stories, by Natália Borges Polesso (2020, tr. Julia Sanches. Original: Amora, 2015)
    • Controle, by Natália Borges Polesso (2019, ‘Control’, not translated yet)
    • Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    • Blue Flowers by Carola Saavedra, tr. Daniel Hahn
    • So Long a Letter, by Mariama Bâ, tr. Modupé Bodé-Thomas
    • Eva, by Carry van Bruggen, tr. Jane Fenoulhet
    • After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun, tr. Anthea Bell (* I read this in German)
    • Úrsula, by Maria Firmina dos Reis (1859, ‘Ursula’, not translated yet)
  • Summer reading Wrap-up
  • The Classics Spin #24 (30th September, 2020)
  • Book journal 2020 | Update
  • RIP Challengehosted by Carl (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 Charmed Life, by Mary McCarthy
    • A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
    • The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
    • Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, edited by Norma Millay
    • The Marble Orchard, by Margaret Boylen
    • 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)
    • Victorian Women Authors List Challenge
    • Cassandra, by Florence Nightingale (1852, feminism & nonfiction)
    • Her Father’s Name, by Florence Marryat (1876, feminism, gender roles & adventure)
    • A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee (1886, gothic)
    • The Romance of a Shop (1888), by Amy Levy
    • Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era, by Kirsty Stonell Walker (2020)
    • Further Letters by Mrs. Gaskell, ed. lizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J. A. V. Chapple (2000)
    • Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters, ed. Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard (1989)
    • The Heavenly Twins, by Sarah Grand (1893, feminism & gender roles)
    • Cherry & Violet, by Anne Manning (1853, coming of age)
    • Commonplace and Other Short Stories, by Christina Rossetti (1870)
    • Keynotes and Discords, by George Egerton (pen name of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright, 1893/1894)
    • The Rebel of the Family, by Eliza Lynn Linton (1880, feminism & gender roles)
    • The Half-Sisters, by Geraldine Jewsbury (1848, feminism & gender roles)
    • The Real Charlotte, Edith Somerville & Martin Ross (1894, romance)
    • Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley (1899, satire)
    • The semi-detached house & The semi-detached couple, by Emily Eden (1860, satire)
    • My Ladys Soul: The Poems of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall, ed. Serena Trowbridge (2018, posthumous, poetry)
    • The History of Sir Richard Calmady, by Lucas Malet (1901, coming of age)
    • The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories, edited by Richard Dalby (1988, short stories)
    • Group readalong: Shirley by Charlotte Brontë (1849)
    • Nonfiction:
      • General:
        • Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth, by Nina Auerbach (1982)
        • Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart, by Angela Leighton (1992)
        • Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Melissa Edmundson Makala (2013)
        • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography, by Margaret Forster (1988)
        • Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England, by Sharon Marcus (2007)
        • God Between Their Lips: Desire Between Women in Irigaray, Brontë, and Eliot, by Kathryn Bond Stockton (1994)
        • Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend, by Mark Bostridge (2020)
      • Pre-Raphaelites:
        • Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, by Jan Marsh (2019)
        • Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, by Jan Marsh (1985)
        • Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, by Lucinda Hawksley (2004)
        • The Legend Of Elizabeth Siddal, by Jan Marsh (1989)
        • Christina Rossetti, by Jan Marsh (1994)
        • Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists, by Jan Marsh and Pamela Gerrish Nun (1997)
        • The Collected Letters Of Jane Morris, ed. Jan Marsh and Frank Chapman Sharp (2012)
        • Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives Of The Pre Raphaelites, by Franny Moyle (2009)
        • The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, by Elizabeth Prettejohn (2000)
        • Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, ed. Tim Barringer, Jason Rosenfeld, and Alison Smith (2013)
        • Truth & Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Sources of Inspiration, by Melissa E. Buron (2018)
        • The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites, by Elizabeth Prettejohn (2012)
        • Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth, by Kirsty Stonell Walker (2012)
        • The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin, ed. Dinah Roe (2010, Penguin)
  • German Lit Monthhosted by Lizzy and Caroline (November)
    • Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim, by Sophie von La Roche (1771)
      • English: The History of Lady Sophie Sternheim, ed. James Lynn, tr. Joseph Collyer (1991)
        • Other translations: Christa Baguss Britt (1991)
    • Käsebier erobert den Kurfürstendamm, by Gabriele Tergit (1931)
      • English: Käsebier takes Berlin, tr. Sophie Duvernoy (2019)
    • Menschen im Hotel, by Vicki Baum (1929)
      • English: Grand Hotel, tr. Basil Creighton (2016)
    • Annette, ein Heldinnenepos, by Anne Weber (2020, shortlisted)
    • Herzklappen von Johnson & Johnson, by Valerie Fritsch (2020)
    • Streulicht, by Deniz Ohde (2020, shortlisted)
    • Aus der Zuckerfabrik, by Dorothee Elmiger (2020, shortlisted)
    • Die Infantin trägt den Scheitel links, by Helena Adler (2020)
    • Die Unschärfe der Welt, by Iris Wolff (2020)
    • 1000 Serpentinen Angst, by Olivia Wenzel (2020)
  • AusReadingMonth, hosted by Brona (November)
    • The Persimmon Tree, and Other Stories, by Marjorie Faith Barnard (1943)
    • Painted Clay by Capel Boake (1917)
    • Letty Fox: Her Luck, by Christina Stead (1946)
  • Novellas in November, hosted by Cathy and Rebecca (November)
    • Krambambuli (1883), by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
    • Die Kieferninselnby Marion Poschmann, not translated (2017)
    • Thérèse and Isabelle, by Violette Leduc (2015, tr. Sophie Lewis. Original: Thérèse et Isabelle, 1954)
    • Adua, by Igiaba Scego (2017, tr. Jamie Richards. Original: Adua, 2015)
  • Nonfiction November, hosted by Rennie over at What’s Non-Fiction, Katie at Doing Dewey, Julie at Julz Reads and Leann at Shelf Aware – and, on Booktube, by Olive (November)
    • My Poets (2012), by Maureen N. McLane

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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2021 Projects

  • The 1936Club, hosted by Karen and Simon (12th-18th April 2021)
    • Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes
    • Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier
    • South Riding, by Winifred Holtby
    • Mephisto, by Klaus Mann
    • Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
    • Summer Will Show, by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    • Fires, by Marguerite Yourcenar (1994, tr. Emma Calatayud and Dori Katz. Original: Feux, 1936)

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