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Group Reads - The List

Editado: Fev 12, 9:25pm

JohnnySaunders Progress Index formerly contained a full list of all our group reads. This has disappeared with the recent upgrade so I thought I'd provide the full list of our Group Reads and a link to the threads for those interested in the discussions on each book.


February 2021 The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas - Machado de Assis
January 2021 Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens


December 2020 Mrs 'Arris goes to Paris - Paul Gallico
November 2020 The Unknown Soldier - Vaino Linna
October 2020 The Well of Lonliness - Radclyffe Hall
September 2020 The Magician of Lublin - Isaac Bashevis Singer
August 2020 Passing - Nella Larsen
July 2020 The Master - Colm Toibin
June 2020 Love Medicine - Louise Erdrich
May 2020 Homo Faber - Max Frisch
April 2020 Mr Norris Changes Trains - Christopher Isherwood
March 2020 Sometimes a Great Notion - Ken Kesey
February 2020 The Water Margin - Shi Nai'An
January 2020 The Diviners - Margaret Laurence


December 2019 The Singapore Grip - J.G. Farrell
November 2019 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
October 2019 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
September 2019 Great Apes - Will Self
August 2019 Kieron Smith, Boy - James Kelman
July 2019 The First Circle - Aleksanda Solzhenitsyn
June 2019 Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan
May 2019 The Monk - Matthew Lewis
April 2019 Vineland - Thomas Pynchon
March 2019 The Double - Jose Saramago
February 2019 The Colour - Rose Tremain
January 2019 Ada - Vladimir Nabokov


December 2018 The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
November 2018 A Handful of Dust - Evelyn Waugh
October 2018 Wild Harbour - Ian Macpherson
September 2018 The Day of the Dolphin - Robert Merle
August 2018 An Artist of the Floating World - Kazua Ishiguro
July 2018 Under the Net - Iris Murdoch
June 2018 The Violent Bear it Away - Flannery O'Connor
May 2018 The Case of Sergeant Grischa - Arnold Zweig
April 2018 Remembering Babylon - David Malouf
March 2018 Underworld - Don DeLillo
February 2018 The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
January 2018 The Moon and the Bonfires - Cesare Pavese


December 2017 Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels
November 2017 City of God - E.L. Doctorow
October 2017 The Last World - Christoph Ransmayr
September 2017 The Laws - Connie Palmen
August 2017 The Heart of the Matter - Graham Greene
July 2017 The Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal
June 2017 Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar
May 2017 Spring Torrents - Ivan Turgenev
April 2017 The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek
March 2017 The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa
February 2017 All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
January 2017 Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell


December 2016 The First Circle - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
November 2016 Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
October 2016 Of Love and Shadows - Isabel Allende
September 2016 The Music of Chance - Paul Auster
August 2016 The Tartar Steppe - Dino Buzzati
July 2016 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - Giorgio Bassini
June 2016 The House with the Blind Windows - Herjorg Wassmo
May 2016 Gabriela, Cinnamon and Clove - Jorge Amado
April 2016 Contact - Carl Sagan
March 2016 Harriet Hume - Rebecca West
February 2016 The Voyage Out - Virginia Woolf
January 2016 I'm Not Stiller - Max Frisch


December 2015 The Bridge on The Drina - Ivo Andric
November 2015 The Collector - John Fowles
October 2015 them - Joyce Carol Oates
September 2015 Troubles - J.G. Farrell
August 2015 Midaq Alley - Naquib Mahfouz
July 2015 Silence - Shusaku Endo
June 2015 Independent People - Halldor Laxness
May 2015 The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis - Jose Saramago
April 2015 Drop City - T.C. Boyle
March 2015 Dictionary of the Khazars - Milorad Pavic
February 2015 The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
January 2015 Sula - Toni Morrison


December 2014 Orlando - Virginia Woolf
November 2014 Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
October 2014 Paradise of the Blind - Duong Thu Huong
September 2014 The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
August 2014 The Summer Book - Tove Jansonn
July 2014 Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
June 2014 The Radetsky March - Joseph Roth
May 2014 Gosta Berlings Saga - Selma Lagerlof
April 2014 There But For The - Ali Smith
March 2014 The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
February 2014 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
January 2014 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway


December 2013 The Roots of Heaven - Romain Gary
November 2013 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
October 2013 The Bell - Iris Murdoch
September 2013 The Female Quixote - Charlotte Lennox
August 2013 The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
July 2013 Baltasar and Blimunda - Jose Saramago
June 2013 The French Lieutenants Woman - John Fowles
May 2013 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K Dick
April 2013 IQ84 - Haruki Murakami
March 2013 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
February 2013 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
January 2013 Hawksmoor - Peter Ackroyd


December 2012 Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
November 2012 The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
October 2012 Villette - Charlotte Bronte
September 2012 White Teeth - Zadie Smith
August 2012 Agnes Gray - Anne Bronte
July 2012 The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
June 2012 Walden - Henry David Thoreau
May 2012 The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
April 2012 The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
March 2012 Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood
February 2012 Snow - Orhan Pamuk
January 2012 The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai


December 2011 Empire of the Sun - J.G Ballard
November 2011 Schindler's Ark - Thomas Keneally
October 2011 The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
September 2011 Sons and Lovers - D.H Lawrence
August 2011 A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
July 2011 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
June 2011 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
May 2011 Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
April 2011 The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
February 2011 The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
January 2011 The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie


October 2010 Regeneration - Pat Barker
October 2010 The Island of Dr Moreau - H.G. Wells
September 2010 Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
August 2010 Middlemarch - George Eliot
February 2010 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Maio 7, 2017, 5:36am

Great idea - and thanks for the effort.

Maio 7, 2017, 8:08am

>1 puckers: So that's where the list went! I was looking for it a few months back and could not figure out where I had seen it previously.

Thanks for resurrecting it! :)

Maio 7, 2017, 8:59am

Excellent! I love to look back at these after I've finally read one of the books.

Maio 8, 2017, 4:42am

nice work... but I can't help thinking that a wiki page would be better designed for this kind of continually updated content.

Maio 8, 2017, 6:42am

>5 arukiyomi: The wiki technicalities are a bit beyond my abilities; I approach the new Progress index wiki with fear and trembling in the expectation that my few key strokes will wipe the whole thing out! I'm happy to maintain this thread for the foreseeable future and link it through to the nomination threads. Feel free to link the thread to the wiki if appropriate/helpful.

Maio 8, 2017, 7:45am

Thank you Puckers!

Maio 8, 2017, 12:57pm

>6 puckers: I recognize that, I stopped updating my progress. I did it once and keep wondering whether I was responsible for its collapse.
So I am happy with this thread!

Maio 8, 2017, 1:19pm

I did it once and keep wondering whether I was responsible for its collapse.

Me too! :-)

Editado: Maio 8, 2017, 7:21pm

The list and links are now complete as far as I can tell. There have been 82 Group Reads to date (May 2017) and no repeats though Atwood, Eliot, Fowles, Garcia Marquez, Hugo, Murakami, Saramago and Woolf have had multiple books on the group reading list. Interestingly the most prolific authors on the Boxall list (Coetzee and Dickens) have had no books selected for a Group Read so far.

Jun 20, 2020, 8:47am

>1 puckers: Puckers, if you have a moment can you please update the first post? Or if there is a group member familiar with wiki, can a wiki list be created so that any of us can update it?

Editado: Jun 21, 2020, 2:36am

>11 ELiz_M: will do! I’d forgotten about this thread but it shouldn’t take long to update.

Now done. Milestones of note include our 100th Group Read, A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh in November 2018, and our first repeat Group Read with Aleksanda Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle appearing in both December 2016 and July 2019

Fev 12, 9:27pm

bumping up