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READING SCHEDULES: Past, Present, and Future

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Just a reading schedule and a list of our past selections so newer additions to the group can see what we've been up to (or for those of us who may need to refresh our memories after a while )


February/March: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
*****technically, this was part of the "British Classics" group but with a second round of P&P occuring under the guidance of the editor David M. Shapard in May/June 2007 and the "Spring of Austen" in 2008, we should give it some space lest we wear the poor thing out*********
April/May: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
May/June: Possession by A.S. Byatt
June/July: The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton
August: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
September: Travels in West Africa by Mary Kingsley
October: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
November: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
December/January 2008: Middlemarch by George Eliot




February: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
March: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
April: Beloved by Toni Morrison
May: The Black City by George Sand

June: Persuasion by Jane Austen

July: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

August: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

September: The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch

October: Brick Lane by Monica Ali

November: The Gathering by Anne Enright

December/January 2009: The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe




February: Silas Marner by George Eliot

March: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

April: Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Jane Austen 

May: Wives and Daughters (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Elizabeth Gaskell 

June: The Nine Tailors (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery) by Dorothy Sayers 

July: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

August: The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer 

September: Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Mary Shelley 

October: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot 

November: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

December/January 2010: The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor 




February: Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 

March: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

April: North and South (Norton Critical Edition Series) by Elizabeth Gaskell 

May: Runaway by Alice Munro 

June:Children of the New World by Assia Djebar 

July: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 

August: The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates 

September: Purge by Sofi Oksanen 

October: Orlando by Virginia Woolf 

November: Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson 

December: The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty 




January:  Shirley by Charlotte Bronte 

February: Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar 

March:  Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier 

April:  Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 

May:  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte 

June:  The Bone People by Keri Hulme 

August:  Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

September:  South Riding by Winifred Holtby 




January:  The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai 

February:  The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obrecht

March:  A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

April:  The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

May/June:  Jane Austen's minor works and juvenilia

July:  The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

August:  The Girl Who Heard Dragons by Anne McCaffrey

October:  The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

November:  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (and Children of God, the sequel, by request)

December:  We share our favorite Christmas-y/holiday stories :smileyhappy:




January/February:  Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

March:  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

April:  The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

May:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

June:  Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin

Melissa W.
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