The votes are in, and the Reading Buddies book for April will be…The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton! You guys have seriously been on a classics kick lately, and I’m loving it. It’s been years since I read my most recent Wharton novel (Age of Innocence) and I’ve been meaning to read another. I’ll be posting about The House of Mirth on April 13 and 27. Will you be reading along?

House of Mirth Reading Buddies

Also, a reminder that we’re currently reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It’s not to late to jump in! Since March has five Fridays, I’ll post about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on March 16 and 30, which gives us a whole extra week to get through this one.

And finally, it’s voting time! Be sure to pick the book you’d most like to see Reading Buddies tackle in May in the poll on the right. Your choices are (links go to Goodreads summaries): Moments of Being by Virginia Woolf, Possession by A.S. Byatt, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Now go! Vote! I’m looking forward to seeing what you pick!

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  1. Count me in! I have The House of Mirth on my Kindle ready to be read. Work should have slowed down so I might actually have time to right up a post on it as we go along.

    I really should vote for Tess of the D’Urbervilles because I was supposed to read it in high school and never did. I still feel guilty. I also want to read Possession. Ahh…decisions.

  2. I’m going to try to join you for House of Mirth! It’s been years and years since I read this book and I love Edith Wharton’s work.

    I’m also going to try to read A Tree Goes in Brooklyn this month. I absolutely loved when I read it as a teenager and I would like to see how I feel about it now. I hope you’re enjoying it, Erin!

    Your Reading Buddies choices are terrific this year, both the books the group is reading and the selections list.

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