With just 10 days left of my month of re-reading, I am now looking to the next challenge. Over on the LT Virago group it is nearly time for All Virago/All August. Although I read one or two Virago books during AVAA last year – I didn’t dedicate the whole month to it. This year I will. Since joining the LT Virago group – I have allowed myself to become a tad obsessed with collecting lovely green editions. I had known this would happen and had avoided joining the group for some time – but Liz persuaded me and my bookshelves may never recover. This is a problem I don’t really mind though as they are such fabulous books. I had of course read Virago Modern Classics before – I had owned some years earlier but during the time I lived in a tiny flat I had got rid of a lot of books which I had already read to make room for others. Now I have collected quite a lot of lovely greens again over the last year – and so when trying to decide what I would be reading during this August I had a good number to choose from and some fantastic titles calling to me from the shelves. As I will be on holiday from work from now till the 3rd of September I should be able to dedicate a lot of time to reading and so I have put twelve on the list. One or two are fairly slight but some are rather thick and I’m not certain if I will manage all twelve – but I will give it a good try.
My list therefore is as follows.
William – E H Young
The Brimming Cup – Dorothy Canfield
Devoted Ladies – Molly Keane
The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West
In a Summer Season – Elizabeth Taylor
The Soul of Kindness – Elizabeth Taylor (to be ready for my blog hosting of this book in Sept)
Devil by the Sea – Nina Bawden
Our Spoons Came from Woolworths – Barbara Comyns
Painted Clay – Capel Boake
The Life and Death of Harriet Frean – May Sinclair
Losing Battles – Eudora Welty
Amour wherein He Trusted – Mary Webb.
So if you are a fan of Virago Modern Classics as I am – then in August you will have the perfect excuse to indulge yourself. Personally I can’t wait.