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message 1: by siriusedward (last edited Jan 18, 2019 05:45AM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Reading known to me authors (mostly)
1/10

1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920 - Mrs. Dalloway


message 2: by siriusedward (last edited Jan 18, 2019 02:14AM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Bonus
1930 Lamb in his bosom
1940 Heart is a lonely hunter
1950 Song of Solomon
1960
1970 The optimist daughter
1980 - So long a letter, Mariam Ba


message 3: by siriusedward (last edited Jan 17, 2019 04:48PM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments House of Mirth - 1905
My Antonia - 1918
Mrs.Dalloway - 1921
Adam Bede - 1857
Aurora Leigh - 1856
Lamb in his bosom,1930,Caroline Miller
Wives and daughters - 1866
1848 - Mary Barton
Hospital sketches,Alcott - 1862
Red Pottage - 1899
1884- a country doctor, sarah jewett
1870 - isabella l bird




The optimists daughter


Maybe
Long letter..nigeria,I think ???


Maybe
LM Alcott
LM montgomery - the story girl 1&2


message 4: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments 1970
Song of Solomon,Toni Morrison
Meridian


message 5: by siriusedward (last edited Dec 03, 2018 07:13AM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments 1830
George sand Spiridion


message 6: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3099 comments I have Lamb in his Bosom on mine also because I'm trying to include as many Pulitzers as I can. You have some great ideas so far Elena!


message 7: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2388 comments Add in some Elizabeth Gaskell too! :)


message 8: by siriusedward (last edited Dec 03, 2018 03:40PM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Oh yes,I forgot her...I will add Wives and daughters.
Thanks,Terris.

This year I will focus on reading more by already known to me author,I think.


message 9: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2388 comments siriusedward wrote: "Oh yes,I forgot her...I will add Wives and daughters.
Thanks,Terris.

This year I will focus on reading more by already known to me author,I think."


That sounds like a good idea :)


message 11: by siriusedward (last edited Jan 17, 2019 03:45PM) (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments So, finished my first read of 2019..

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

4.5 stars
I really enjoyed the experience of reading it.It was an easier read.I love VW's style of writing.
The way she moved from the mind of person to person linked by something,either a direct relationship or the passing of a car or an aeroplane or even travelling by an omnibus or looking at a clock or the ringing of BB...it felt like I lived the day with the characters...no plot..more of meandering thing..we get to meet many people and to know something about most..and we feel for them..as we do when we hear about an acquaintance..
Very interesting.
The language is lyrical and the play of words,I loved.


message 12: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3698 comments A great way to start the year!

I love what you say here, and also on the buddy read thread, about how the story comes full circle without the characters changing much. I hadn't thought of it that way, but so true! Glad you enjoyed it.

And I love your choices. I'll be reading Adam Bede too, so look forward to sharing thoughts on that one.


message 13: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Thanks,Kathleen.
Love your choices as well.

Hope this year is another great reading year for you.


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