When Facebook reminded me that I had memories from June 2016, I was shocked to think it was that long ago that I last hosted a Beryl Bainbridge Reading Week! Beryl is one of my favourite authors, and I first hosted a BBRW in 2012, repeating in in 2016. Amazingly I still have a few books of hers to read, and instantly wanted to host another event.
What dates to pick though?
Spring is now getting rather crowded with regular reading challenges. Until I started Nordic FINDS (which will be back for Jan 2024) I tended to host challenges in the second half of Feb, but after a month of Nordic reading, I need to be free to choose what I read.
So, I have opted for the second half of November, picking the week of Beryl’s birthday (Nov 21), and including both weekends! I know this overlaps with #NovNov, which I’m sure will return too, but as most of Beryl’s novels come in at sub-200 pages, they can be read for both challenges.
So, I invite you to join me in Reading Beryl between 18-26 November 2023. #ReadingBeryl23
There’s no need to sign up now. I will post a reminder in the autumn. Meanwhile, I do have a Reading Beryl project page HERE, where you can find details of all her books, and more.