Last year, Kim and I started to meet regularly to discuss, among other things, books. Somehow, we came up with a plan of reading some books together, and pairing them in couples. We came up with these ten titles. And we both read them all, (except I didn’t re-read the Odyssey).
My favorite out of these ten are:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,
The Great Divorce,
But I am glad to have read them all. Once we finished the last title, we decided to pick new titles together. And we came up with these 8:
- Brothers Karamazov (not in the picture), which we will read from April till June,
along with ✓
Tales of the Alhambra, by Sleepy Hollow’s Washington Irving
- Starting in June, we’ll listen to The Gray House, (together with others who are joining). I plan to savor this book, and take from June to October to listen to it and write about it.
- In July, we have decided to read The Daughter of Time, and
- Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
- In August, we’ll read Ten Fingers for God
- In September, we have The Scent of Water, and
- In October, The Moviegoer
Kim gave me some books she got for me at one of our local book sales a few weeks ago while I was camping. Thanks, Kim. (I specially love the vintage P.G. Wodehouse book).
For the two long Russian books, we have a schedule. One we’ll do with an audio. We believe that a schedule is the key to stay on task and read books that are lengthy. This is a picture of it:Initially, we had planned to read My Antonia, but we ended up choosing The Moviegoer, a book published in 1961, versus My Antonia, published in 1918. We wanted something more recent, and this book was mentioned in a podcast we both had enjoyed about freedom in literature.
I knew I had this book, but I could not find it anywhere in my shelves. Today, as I came from meeting with Kim, and after I took pictures of the books, I looked behind me, where I keep some books in transit, and it was there, like you see it in the picture.