🗓 Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2021 ðŸ“š

Greetings to you all, my fellow bookworms, on this sunny Bank Holiday weekend! Today I am pleased to share that the lovely Ali, over at Heavenali, is again hosting her brilliant Daphne du Maurier reading event on their shared birthday week: 10th-16th May 2021 🎁

All you have to do to take part is to read one (or more) of Daphne du Maurier’s wonderful gothic novels; her celebrated, historical non-fictions; or any of her numerous short stories and collections. And once you finish, share what you read on your blog and/or social media, then link it up at Ali’s dedicated review page. Last year was my first year taking part and I thoroughly enjoyed myself: reading the new-to-me The Loving Spirit and indulging in a re-read of Rebecca.

Now for the really important bit: what am I going to read?! Well unfortunately I don’t have any of her books on my to-be-read shelf, however I do have four other novels and two short story collections ripe for a re-read, on my bookcase. I am most tempted to go back to re-visit The Birds & Other Stories, a classic collection of alienation and horror stories – immortalised by Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film of the title story. 🦅📽

Now in the comments let me know: What do you think of my reading plans? Are you tempted to take part in this event, too? If so what are you planning to read?

10 thoughts on “🗓 Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2021 ðŸ“š

  1. I love your matching collection of books! The Birds sound like a great idea for a re-read. I don’t think I can fit her in – too many review books outstanding at the moment – but I look forward to reading all the reviews. 😀

    1. Thank you, FF! An even more impressive matching collection when you know that all but one of them was a charity shop find! 😁 Sorry to hear you haven’t time to join in this year, but maybe next year! 🤞

  2. I’m hoping to take part in the reading week too, but I’ve now read all of du Maurier’s novels and short stories so I will either have to re-read or read some of her non-fiction. I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to read.

    1. Aw well done, Helen – I didn’t realise you had read all of her novels! And thank you, I also hope you enjoy whatever you read: re-read or non-fiction. 😃

  3. I love Daphne du Maurier! I read most of her works a few years back. Frenchman’s Creek and Rebecca are my favourites!

    1. Hey Nirmala! 👋 Thanks for stopping by and commenting – it is always lovely to hear from a new face and especially one that is Daphne du Maurier fan! Maybe you could re-read one of your favourites for this coming reading week? 🙂

    1. Ah yes it was, although of course Hitchcock changed the setting from a quiet Cornish fishing town to the USA and added a beautiful blonde! 😉

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