Posted by: Sally Ingraham | December 9, 2009

The Big Read V: The Woman in White

Woman in WhiteIt must be fate.

Everyone in my circle of the blogging world seems to be reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. The book has been on my TBR list ever since I read The Moonstone, and all these blog reviews have only made me more eager to read it. I even recieved a copy of the book from Richard, who passed it along after he read and liked it.

And now my good friend Leila of bookshelves of doom is organizing a reading event that she first started hosting back in 2007 – The Big Read. This is it’s fifth reincarnation, and the book is The Woman in White. I’ve wanted to join a Big Read in the past but have never quite gotten it together. This one seems like fate, as I mentioned…!

The schedule as Leila has laid it out, is as follows:

January 6: The First Epoch: The Story Begun by Walter Hartright, Chapters I-VIII

January 8: Walter Hartright, Chapters IX-XV

January 11: The Story Continued by Vincent Gilmore; The Story Continued by Marian Halcombe

January 13: The Second Epoch: The Story Continued by Marian Halcombe, Chapters I-V

January 15: Marian Halcombe, Chapters VI-X; Postscript

January 18: The Story Continued by Frederick Fairlie, Esq.; The Story Continued by Eliza Michelson

January 20: The Story Continued in Several Narratives (This is a really short section, which will allow for any needed catching up.)

January 22: The Third Epoch: The Story Continued by Walter Hartright, Chapters I-VI

January 25: Walter Hartright, Chapters VII-XI

January 27: The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick; The Story Continued by Walter Hartright, Chapters I-VII

January 29: The Story Continued by Isidor, Ottavio, Baldassare Fosco; The Story Concluded by Walter Hartright, Chapters I-III

Sounds like a plan! I will be reading a lot of Virginia Woolf during that time as well for the Woolf in Winter read-along, so I think I’m booked for January in regards to reading! I like it. 🙂


  1. Oh, I think you’ll really enjoy The Woman in White! I did, anyway. 🙂

  2. And you read it too recently!! That’s just about everyone I know. It must be good! 🙂

  3. The Woman in White is excellent! You’ll stay up late reading it…it’s unputdownable!

  4. Excellent. 🙂

  5. I have yet to read The Woman in White and have had it here waiting for a while so I may join you in the group read! Nothing like “peer pressure” to get me moving on something! lol

  6. Amy – I hope you join! There’s no real pressure about sticking to the schedule – Leila herself completely abandoned The Big Read VI. I’m going to give it my best shot, and hope that it’s really as good as everyone says!

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  8. […] Woolf in Winter I participated in The Big Read V: The Woman in White which was excellent fun, and read The Brothers Karamazov with Bellezza’s encouragement. The […]

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