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


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

  1. I just finished “The Seven Dials Mystery”, an unusual Agatha Christie novel. It’s sort of a cross between a P. G. Wodehouse romp and a Miss Marple mystery. I was half expecting Jeeves and Wooster to show up at any moment, except they don’t deal with dead bodies. A fun read!


  2. Today I am tandem reading these three books:
    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
    This one has been a trial for me to complete. Though I admit it got a bit better after the first third.
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
    A rather unconventional writing style that really flows for me. I love Oskar!
    Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot
    Had the distinct pleasure to meet this woman and her family yesterday and now own a personally inscribed copy of this “small but mighty” (my words) memoir! Intense! “…brilliance both raw and refined.” (Roxane Gay’s words)

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  3. I’m really enjoying The Way We Live Now my first Anthony Trollope, but struggling with my ‘project’ read Finnegans Wake. Urghh, still only 200 pages more to go. Why?

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  4. I finished my spin book (The Moonstone) today! Between that and the classic I read for my book club (Wide Sargasso Sea), I’m tapped out for classics. Technically I have a David Mitchell next on my pile, but I think I’m going to opt for the nonfiction book on decluttering that’s right underneath it to give my brain a break. I’m definitely not going to get through everything I wanted to read this month.

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  5. Working on my spin book, Gone With The Wind, which I will NOT finish by month’s end. It’s too darn big! I’m also rereading (& loving) Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte and reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. I also started Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, but I can’t seem to find a good chunk of time to actually get into it – it’s another really slow read for me.

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  6. I recently finished The Lark by E. Nesbit, and have finally started Heidi (my #CCSpin pick). I’m also slowly reading The Thorn Birds (although its not on my CC list) and hope to pick Excellent Women by Barbara Pym back up after setting it down for a while.


  7. I’m just about to finish And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov, which has been a pretty massive but wonderful read, and a great way to finish the fictional side of my year long Reading the Russian Revolution challenge – just one more history book to go and I’m done, comrades! I’m listening to Juliet Stevens reading Muriel Spark’s The Girls of Slender Means for Heavenali’s #ReadingMuriel2018 challenge. It’s not a Classics Club book though and nor is my next one – The Beauties, a collection of Chekhov’s short stories. And then some delightful contemporary crime, I hope! I feel the need for a few murders…

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  8. Just finished Elinor Brent-Dyer’s ‘The New House At The Chalet School’ (1935) and putting a review together. And around the same time Henry James’ ‘The Aspern Papers’ (ditto a review).

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  9. I finished my CC Spin book pretty quickly (Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club), but I still need to write a review and post it before the April 30 deadline! Eek! I’m trying to decide right now between another Classics Club List selection OR a selection from my 2018 TBR Pile Challenge. The choices are either 1) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett or 2) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Anyone want to help me decide??

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    1. I usually feel kinda nervous about pushing a book because reading is so personal and how one book speaks to me may be very different from how it speaks to you! After and with that disclaimer, I recommend. The Secret Garden! It’s been an absolute favourite of mine from my early reading years! 🙂

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  10. I’ve been reading both the Gormenghast trilogy (Mervyn Peake) and The Golden Bowl (Henry James) for I think a month now and I’m so close to finishing them both this weekend. I’m really looking forward to picking up some lighter fare after these two beasts.

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