As the end of the year fast approaches, this is just a quick reminder that it’s time to dust off your William Trevor books (or buy or borrow them) in preparation for “A Year with William Trevor”, which kicks off in January 2023.
Together with Cathy from 746 Books, we will be working our way through Trevor’s extensive backlist. Our proposed reading schedule is below. We’ll be posting our reviews in the first week of every month. I am aiming to publish my first one on the first Saturday of January.
Please feel free to join along. You don’t need to follow our schedule. Just read whatever Trevors you can lay your hands on and let us know using the hashtag #WilliamTrevor2023. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone reads and having some good online chats about his work.
Here’s the proposed schedule:
|JAN||The Old Boys||Cheating at Canasta (short stories)|
|FEB||The Boarding House||Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel|
|MAR||The Love Department||Miss Gomez and the Brethren|
|APR||The Hill Bachelors (short stories)||Elizabeth Alone|
|MAY||Nights at the Alexandra||The Children of Dynmouth|
|JUN||Felicia’s Journey||A Bit on the Side (short stories)|
|JUL||Death in Summer||Other People’s Worlds|
|AUG||The Mark-2 Wife (short stories)||Fools of Fortune|
|SEP||The Story of Lucy Gault||The Silence in the Garden|
|OCT||Excursions in the Real World (memoir)||After Rain (short stories)|
|NOV||Two Lives||Two Lives|
|DEC||Last Stories||The Dressmaker’s Child|
And here’s a gallery of all the books I am planning to read. I think these Penguin covers are just gorgeous:
For inspiration on what to read, please check out my original post announcing this year-long read-a-long.