September Read-along: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin


Can you believe September is almost here? And with September comes our read-along of Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn. This read-along will be a great chance for Ireland Reading Challenge participants to get one title closer to their goal. If you’re not doing the challenge, we would still love to have you join us for the read-along and discussions.

I’ve come up with a schedule, which was not easy, as again I am doing a read-along with a book that does not have numbered chapters! In fact this book has large sections, but no chapters at all. My copy is the hardback, and the page numbers will correspond to that edition. The book is 262 pages long, and we will be reading/discussing approximately 65 pages a week.

If you have an e-reader or paperback edition and the page count is different, figure you’re going to read approximately a quarter of the book a week. I will try to give textual hints in the schedule as to where to stop, but I’m not sure how much of a help that will be.

Section one – September 1st through 9th (post to go up on the 10th): pages 1 through 65 (Stop when you finish the section that ends with this sentence: “She had had no difficulties so far with Miss Fortini and she did not want to have any problems so early in her time working for her.”)

Section two – September 10th through 16th (post to go up on the 17th): pages 65 through 136 (Stop when you finish the section that ends with this sentence: “Even for Mrs. Kehoe, she thought, it would serve as an excuse not to have to accompany Dolores.”)

Section three – September 17th through 23rd (post to go up on the 24th): pages 137 through 203 (Stop when you finish the section that ends with this sentence: “You should thank him on behalf of all of us the next time you see him.”)

Section four – September 24th through 30th (post to go up on October 1st): page 204 through the end (Stop when you finish. :))

I hope that lots of you will be joining me; I am looking forward to our discussions. If you plan to read along, please enter your blog link in the Mr. Linky below:

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8 Responses to September Read-along: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

  1. Kailana says:

    I should join in. I haven’t read anything for the Ireland challenge. Bad me! I will have to see if I can get a copy in time!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am sure everyone will enjoy this one (or at least I hope so!). It is one of my favorites of the year.

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  4. Jules
    Twitter: bookwormjules
    says:

    I’m in! This will be a great book to read during my lunch break at work. I’ll make a post about it ob my blog later today or tomorrow.

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