December 2020 Group Challenge

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December 2020 Group Challenge

1JayneCM
Nov 18, 2020, 1:48am

Christmas treat!

Choose a book from your favourite era of the list.

The 1001 list in the published book is divided into:
Pre-1800s
1800s
1900s
2000s

Either use these divisions or you could narrow it down further. For example, books from the Victorian era or books from the 1960s.

Your choice - it's your Christmas treat!

2puckers
Editado: Nov 18, 2020, 2:06am

My particular soft spots are the long winded novels of Victorian Britain. I’ve finished all the Dickens and Trollopes, but note that Hardy’s The Woodlanders is still on the TBR shelf so I might make that my port/slippers/armchair treat for Christmas.

3JayneCM
Nov 18, 2020, 4:14am

>2 puckers: That sounds wonderful! That is my sweet spot too!
It will probably be stinking hot in Australia though, so I need an air conditioner/icy cold drink kind of read!

4gypsysmom
Nov 20, 2020, 1:33pm

I've been saving Martin Chuzzlewit to read in December so I think that will fit right into this theme because I too love the writers of the later 1800s.
>2 puckers: I read all the books written by Thomas Hardy for a readalong a few years ago and I thought The Woodlanders was very good. I particularly liked all the descriptions of the surrounding woodland which doesn't really exist in England any more.

5DeltaQueen50
Nov 24, 2020, 7:00pm

As a child of the 1960s, I enjoy reading about that era so I am going with Play it As It Lays by Joan Didion and if that one is too depressing, I am also going to be reading Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, set, I believe in the late 1950s.

6JayneCM
Nov 26, 2020, 1:14am

>4 gypsysmom: I think I will choose Dickens too, with (predictably) A Christmas Carol.

>5 DeltaQueen50: Mrs. Harris is lots of fun, perfect relaxing read for this busy time.

7japaul22
Nov 27, 2020, 1:43pm

I think I will either read Camilla by Fanny Burney or Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens.

8DeltaQueen50
Dez 18, 2020, 12:35pm

I have finished reading both Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion and Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. Play It As it Lays was a pretty depressing read so I definitely preferred the charm of Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris.

9JayneCM
Dez 18, 2020, 5:17pm

Mrs. 'Arrs was definitely a delight. I loved the movie version as well.

10japaul22
Dez 18, 2020, 6:18pm

I tried reading Camilla and sadly, hated it! Not a treat at all. But now I’m reading Zola and it’s living up to my high expectations, so I’ll use La Bete Humaine for this one.