My personal Edith Wharton reading challenge

A phenomenon with which every reader is familiar: no matter how much you read, there will be nevertheless always important books and authors that you will miss. A reader’s life is too short even for compulsive readers like me to have a complete overview regarding all important books and authors.

Despite this biological limitation, I am making an effort from time to time to fill in a few gaps; authors whose names are well-known to me and considered as important by authorities I usually trust; books that are on my personal TBR pile since a long time but which have constantly evaded my attention in the last moment. 

One such author is Edith Wharton, and since I have no less than five books by her on my shelves, I will read and review these books in the next weeks, and form my own opinion of this generally very well-reviewed author.

Have you read any of Edith Wharton’s books? Or are you willing to join this personal reading challenge of mine? If so, drop me a line here, or in the next weeks under one of my upcoming Edith Wharton blog posts. 

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4 thoughts on “My personal Edith Wharton reading challenge

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Brona! So far, I like her style a lot and can completely understand you. Will take me a bit time to put it properly in writing, but I will definitely review all her books in my possession (and maybe watch out for more, who knows).

  1. Jean @ Howling Frog

    I too missed out on Edith Wharton when I was younger (despite a popular movie). A couple of years ago I read Age of Innocence, Custom of the Country, and House of Mirth, and they were very good. I need to read the Buccaneers…but I’ve got an awful lot on my plate right now. Still, if you let me know when you’re reading that one, I could join in. 🙂

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Jean – from my first impressions I can say that I like her writing very much. I want to keep it very simple with this Edith Wharton reading challenge. Who wants can join, posts her/his links to their own reviews, comments, whatever. The reading should be always fun, and the reviewing as well; so if you can, you are welcome, if not maybe you can watch out for the reviews…


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