Book Corner: What are you reading today?

“Reading (portrait of Edma Morisot).” Berthe Morisot, 1873.

Here’s a space to tell the club what you’re currently reading. You’re welcome to use the comments below.

No pressure, of course! But if you’re feeling social, here’s a space to tell us about your latest classic. As always, you are of course welcome to leave a link to your blog if you prefer to share there.

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– The Club


14 thoughts on “Book Corner: What are you reading today?

  1. I’ve been reading Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose this month. Very absorbing, but a slow read – one to savour and ponder.

    Then I will jump into my Aussie classic, The Catherine Wheel, which is my spin book.


    1. I’ve been reading the works of Sinclair Lewis. Right now I am reading “It Can’t Happen Here”. Was that really written 80 years ago? It seems like today! I’ve enjoyed watching his development from some early awkwardness and lack of cohesiveness into his mature style.


  2. Just finished the last two on my list of the Greek Tragedian plays : Iphigenia in Aulis, and Rhesus, both by Euripdies. Quite a worthwhile journey but I must admit I prefer a laugh with Aristophanes.


  3. I’m currently reading “Tender is the Night” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and really enjoy the French seaside vibe – it’s perfect for summer! The book started out slow for me but now that I’m understanding more about Nicole and Dick Diver’s relationship it’s gotten a lot more interesting.


  4. I’m reading The Rover by Aphra Behn. She has a spirited, witty writing style with great banter and double entendres galore. The Rover features disguised characters, romantic intrigue, and female rebellion. It’s great fun to read!

    Fun fact: Aphra Behn was the first English woman to earn a living as a professional writer.


  5. I’m currently reading The Mabinogion, translated by Sioned Davies. It’s a story cycle from medieval Wales. The stories were not written as a collection and were gathered together in the 19th century. They all draw from oral tradition and provide wonderful insight into the stories that were circulating in medieval Wales that include Celtic mythology, Arthurian legends and Welsh history.

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  6. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham – very hard to put down. I sat up way too late last night waiting to find a good spot to stop but in the end I had to leave mid air. Looking forward to getting back to it later today.

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  7. I’m currently reading Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I love the Civil War/Reconstruction setting, as well as the feminist undertones it has. It’s a long one, but it’s fantastic!

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