August 2020: What are you reading?

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August 2020: What are you reading?

1ELiz_M
Ago 1, 2020, 8:23am

What 1001 books are you reading in these waning days of winter/summer?

2ELiz_M
Editado: Ago 16, 2020, 1:15pm

I've been reading a lot of non-list books this summer. I need to remember to pick Three Lives back up and I will also read One, No One and One Hundred Thousand.

3japaul22
Ago 1, 2020, 8:32am

I finished Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope. I'm a huge Trollope fan and I'm not sure why this one of his 40-some novels is on the list. It might be my least favorite so far.

This month I'm planning to read Passing with the group read. I loved Nella Larsen's other list book, Quicksand, so I'm looking forward to this.

4MartinBodek
Ago 3, 2020, 9:44am

I'm three months in to reading David Copperfield, distracted by a whole bunch of other off-list books, and my need to experience the book for as long as I can. It's the greatest book ever written, and I never want it to end.

5Tess_W
Ago 3, 2020, 10:21am

Attempted to read Fantomas, but 50 pages in I had to quit. It's a DNF for me.

6amerynth
Ago 8, 2020, 11:02pm

Starting Democracy now and have Bel-Ami and The Art of Fielding waiting in the wings.

7ELiz_M
Ago 16, 2020, 1:17pm

I've started The Book of Disquiet and early on there is this bit: "And because this book is absurd, I love it;..."

Hopefully I, too, will continue to enjoy it.

8DeltaQueen50
Ago 17, 2020, 10:58pm

I just finished the excellent Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. I am reading Lord Jim by installments and I have The Once and Future King ready to start shortly.

9annamorphic
Ago 21, 2020, 6:51am

I'm reading Love Medicine, a recent group read that I didn't manage to join. Like the rest of you, I am 100% confused by the characters and their relationships. I printed out a family tree and it's not enough!

10gypsysmom
Ago 21, 2020, 4:32pm

A copy of Return of the Soldier arrived in the mail yesterday so I started it right away. Since it is so short I imagine I will finish it today. Wonderful writing.

11japaul22
Ago 21, 2020, 4:57pm

>9 annamorphic: Glad it wasn't just me! I found those family relationships with all the different generations from story to story really confusing!

12japaul22
Ago 22, 2020, 8:09pm

I’m reading Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. In September I’ll read The Magic Mountain as a group read in the category challenge. I’ll post the link when it’s up if anyone wants to join in.

13Helenliz
Ago 23, 2020, 11:11am

I've finally read another 1001 book, having finished Lord of the Flies. It's quite dark and not a bedtime book. I finished it in the morning...
How does anyone think it would change had the group been of mixed gender?

14gypsysmom
Ago 23, 2020, 11:12am

Just finished The Return of the Soldier which was recommended by puckers for the August Reading Challenge and I loved it. Every word seems exquisite; I read Rebecca West's Harriet Hume a few years ago and didn't like it nearly as much.

15JayneCM
Ago 24, 2020, 3:51am

>13 Helenliz: I am looking forward to reading this book again as I have not read it since high school. I remember it having quite an impact then. Hmmm, mixed gender is an interesting thought!

>14 gypsysmom: I had a different book for the August challenge but as there have been such good things said about The Return of the Soldier and I have it on my shelf, I think I will pick up this book next.

16japaul22
Ago 27, 2020, 8:04am

We are doing a group read of The Magic Mountain in the Category Challenge group. Here's the link if anyone is interested.

http://www.librarything.com/topic/323700#7248872

17JayneCM
Ago 29, 2020, 10:40pm

I have finally taken my copy of The Return of the Soldier down from my shelf after puckers and gypsymom both recommended it for the August Group Challenge. I am halfway through - why have I not read this before?!