Liz @Adventures in Reading is planning a HUGE 18mnth readalong of the entire Iris Murdoch oeuvre…in chronological order. That’s one book per month for the dedicated and fanatic!
When I first spotted Liz’s post I only had The Sea The Sea, on my TBR pile, which menat that I wouldn’t be joining in the readalong until May 2019!! But since then I have been acquiring (shhhh don’t tell Mr Books!) more of her books. I now have Under the Net, The Book and the Brotherhood and The Flight From the Enchanter.
I’m now in catch up mode.
Under the Net was Murdoch’s first book, written in 1954, and a November read. The Flight From the Enchanter is the December read. The Book and the Brotherhood is slated for September 2019! All my editions so far are Random Vintage Classics.
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The second readalong to pique my interest is Nick @A Catholic Life’s year long readalong of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. There are 365 short chapters in the unabridged edition of this chunkster classic – so that’s one a day. Sounds like the perfect leisurely read doesn’t it? For more details and to sign up pop over here.
I’ve never read Les Mis before or seen the movie, stage production or any other format of the story. I’m not quite sure how that has happened. All I know is that it’s set during, in or around the French Revolution, one of the periods of history that I have a particular obsession with.
My edition of the book is the Penguin hardcover translated by Norman Denny. A bit of a brick, but it has a pretty ribbon marker to keep my place 🙂
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Have you spotted any interesting readalongs for 2018? I could be tempted!