The Classics Club announced a Women’s Classic Literature Event for 2016 and I thought it would be a good idea to take part in it. I have a shelf full of Viragos, some of which I’ve owned for years, but I’ve only got around to reading about half of them so far. This event is just what I need to get me moving to read the rest of them – well maybe that’s a wee bit ambitious, but I certainly intend to read as many as I can fit in. It’s about time I concentrated on reading books that I actually own anyway.
So the books that I still have to read from this shelf are:
1. A Favourite of the Gods by Sybille Bedford
2. Her Son’s Wife by Dorothy Canfield
3. Crossriggs by Jane and Mary Findlater
4. The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay
5. Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
6. Salem Chapel by Mrs Oliphant
7. Not So Quiet by Helen Zenna Smith
8. On the Frontier by Stevie Smith
9. A Dedicated Man by Elizabeth Taylor
10. The Harsh Voice by Rebecca West
11. Chatterton Square by E.H. Young
I’m definitely going to read Crossriggs by Jane and Mary Findlater soon because that can also count towards the Read Scotland 2016 Challenge – there’s still time to join in with that challenge if you fancy it.
I want to read Her Son’s Wife soonish, but if you’ve read and loved any of the books in this list maybe you could recommend them to me as books to get to sooner rather than later.
On another related subject – what do you think of the new Virago publications? I must admit that I prefer the old green covers, they have messed up my nice green shelf as far as I’m concerned by changing the colour and style. I really don’t like change just for the sake of it – do you think it’s my age or something?!