Projects

Index

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Long-term Projects

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Current Schedule

  • May:
    • Pointed Roofs, Backwater & Honeycomb, by Dorothy Rochardson (Year of Pilgrimage)
    • My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne DuMaurier (VMCBookCkub)
    • Poems of the Great War (Literature and War Readalong)
    • A Lost Lady, by Willa Cather (Virago LibraryThing Group)
    • Willa Cather, a critical biography, by E. K. Brown (1953)
  • Other:
    • The yellow wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman
    • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
    • The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
    • No gifts from chance: a biography of Edith Wharton, by Shari Benstock (1994)
    • The Women’s Room, by Marilyn French (1977)
    • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
    • The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller
    • Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame
    • The Tale of Genji by Murasaki

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2017 Projects

  • Japanese Literature Challenge 10 (from October, 1th, 2016 to January, 31th, 2017)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Margaret Kennedy Day (June, 20th)
    • The Constant Nymph (1924)
  • 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: 06/12
      • 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