Third Check-In: Women’s Classic Literature Event 2016.

Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurson, George Eliot, Rose Wilder Lane, Louisa May Alcott, & Virginia Woolf.

Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, Rose Wilder Lane, Louisa May Alcott, & Virginia Woolf.

Our July group question: Describe the writing style of your current author for this event, or if you prefer, your favorite author for the event so far. How does she form a sentence, or get to the next scene, or keep readers riveted? Answer below, or at your blog. (Completely voluntary, of course.)


Hello, friends! Here’s the third check-in for the 2016 Women’s Classic Literature Event. Who’s still with us? What have you read? Any favorite titles? We’re about midway through the event. We’d love it if some of you could share some authors who aren’t well known, & say a few things about their work or life. This event is about what you share, what you discover. Do tell us & let us discover with you. 🙂

If you’ve read some great titles or written some great posts for this event, please feel free to share them below. You can also share your events below, if you’re hosting a group read for a title by a classic female author. Or you can ask if anyone wants to buddy read with you. We’ll check back as a group in October. Thanks so much for participating! HAPPY READING!

You can get a live feed for the event on Twitter: #ccwomenclassics.

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12 thoughts on “Third Check-In: Women’s Classic Literature Event 2016.

  1. I’m still here. So far I’ve read Classical Women Poets, two translations of Sappho’s poetry, selected works of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, an essay by H.D., and both a novel and a short story collection by Virginia Woolf. It’s been a lot of fun so far.

    Right now I’m reading the last act of The Rover by Aphra Behn. Clever heroines and witty banter make the play a lot of fun to read. Underneath the comic antics, the play is really about two sisters trying to determine their own fates. I’ve enjoyed it a lot.

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  2. I have finished three classics by female authors since out last check and confess I am feeling pretty good about it, too.
    1. West With the Night by Beryl Markham is a memoir written by an amazing woman in 1942 who lived the life of an adventurer. I was captivated by the writing and her stories.
    2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This is the very first Christie novel I’ve ever read. And I picked a good one!
    3. A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor. Wow and wow. Still working on the review. I’ll link back when I get it written.

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  4. I am really pleased that I’ve managed to read 6 books for this event at the half way point; 3 of which were in the last 3 months. My full post with my answer to July’s group question will be posted on Saturday 🙂

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  5. I am still in and I would strongly recommend Emily Eden. I read her Up the Country, couple of months back and it’s one the best samples of earliest modern travelogue. Filled with humor and all the pomp and pageantry of British Raj, the book is a marvelous read. You can read my review here – https://madcaphat.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/wandering-through-19th-century-india/. Another great author I discovered was Margaret Oliphant. I loved her Miss Majoribanks – a Jane Austen meets Charles Dickens. Funny, sensitive and a smoothly evolving plot! One of best reads of this year! https://madcaphat.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/the-queen-of-carlingford/

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  6. I read Kate Chopin’s novella The Awakening last month for this project. It was a little bit depressing, not precisely what I’d call “beach reading” but it was engaging and interesting anyway. I’ve just finished L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and expect to get a little review up for it this weekend. That one wasn’t quite as depressing.

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