Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

“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.

Twitter hashtag: #ccreadingupdate

– The Club

55 thoughts on “Book Corner: What Are You Reading?

    1. Wow! Congratulations! You’re an inspiration — I’m on my third list, but never got even half-way into the first two….. (and I’m one of the founders of the Club. Ha!)

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  1. I’ll be starting a new mystery novel this weekend, but after that I’m reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers for the Book Cougars read-along in December. It’ll be a new read for me.

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  2. I recnetly finished a re-read of Frankenstein – well, a re-listen really, since this time I went with Derek Jacobi’s wonderful narration. I’d forgotten just how good a book it is. Tonight I’ll be starting The Master of Ballantrae (RL Stevenson), and next up in classics will be We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Then a bit of Dickens for Christmas with a re-read of Nicholas Nickleby…

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  3. I’m reading The Weatherhouse by Nan Shepherd, a Scottish classic. I’m also reading Snowdrift which is a collection of short stories by Georgette Heyer. I’m not sure if that would count as a classic though.

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    1. Same here… Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. t takes me to the classic questions about God’s existence, morality, free will… and entertains me with a murder case. What an enjoyable reading!


  4. Funny you ask today:
    yesterday, I finally reopened Paradise Lost, I’m at half of it. I started in… January.
    I really enjoy it a lot actually, I read it decades ago. But there was always a more urgent book to read. I can finally catch up again with it. I also chose a simpler edition with less notes – I actually realize I didn’t need that many notes for this one, much easier to understand the references than in The Divine Comedy for instance, so I won’t get bogged down so much with reading footnotes

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  5. Just finished Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Some reminded me today of an exchange from Kundera’s Unbearable Lightness of Being:
    Tereza: “I’m reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.”
    Him: “Oh, that Anna Karenina.”
    I will probably finish a few of the “off-list” books I have open before I starting my next classic. It’s probably going to be Trollope next.

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  6. I read several books at the same time, so the classic I’ve currently got on the go is Persuasion (which I’m trying to complete before Christmas so as to mark the 200th anniversary of its publication). I’m also rereading Joan Aiken’s The Whispering Mountain which won the 1969 Guardian Prize for fiction and was one of titles in her wonderful The Wolves of Willoughby Chase sequence. Oh, and an illustrated non-fiction paperback on the Brontës at Haworth full of contemporary prints, paintings and photos.

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  7. I’m reading The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis for the first time and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien for the seventh time. I just met up with Treebeard in LOTR the same day I started reading Screwtape, which is cracking me up because I’ve read that Tolkien based Treebeard on Lewis.

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