πŸ—“ Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2022

Hello friends and my fellow bookworms. 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: 9th-15th May 2022. 🎁

To take part you simply just have 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.

This will be my third year taking part! Last year, I re-read The Birds & Other Stories (1952) for the event; while in 2020 I readΒ the new-to-me The Loving Spirit (1931) AND indulged in a re-read of Rebecca (1938).

As for my reading this year: Fortuitously, I recently added Castle Dor (1961) to my to-be-read shelf, so that is a definite for the event I think. However, having also enjoyed re-reads in both my previous years, I think that needs to happen again, too. I am most tempted to go back to re-visit Jamaica Inn (1936), as it is now the novel of hers I read the longest ago.

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? Let me know in the comments below!

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9 thoughts on “πŸ—“ Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2022

  1. I’m thinking of The Parasites – last year I read some short stories, which were a mixed bag. But at her best she is just wonderful, isn’t she?

    1. Hey Simon! πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 😊 Sorry to hear that your last read of du Maurier’s short stories was a mixed bag for you, but yes, she is simply wonderful when on top form. I haven’t read The Parasites, so if you managed to read that this year I will be keen to hear your thoughts on it.

  2. This sounds like a fun event. I’m already participating in an event in May and I don’t know if I can do both plus keep up with my book club, book challenges, and summer semester, lol. I guess we can’t do everything even if we want to.

    1. Sorry to hear your missed reading Mary Ann for the 1954 Club – I hope you will be able to read it for this event instead. I have not read Mary Ann myself, so I will look forward to your thoughts if you get to it. πŸ™‚

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