Muriel Spark Reading Challenge

Hi all,

I have rather abruptly decided that I wanted to read all (or most) of Muriel Spark's books over the next few years after realising how amazing she was and how shameful it was that I had yet to read one of her books. I, of course, had to make it official with a list (I love lists!) and a logo. Muriel Spark is one of Scotland's most talented novelists and I have been missing out on her books so I am really looking forward to this. 

Below are the books I intend to read. I don't know if anyone else wants to join me in this endeavour, it can be just for a few books if her complete works look a bit daunting! I'll update this list as and when I read the books.


1957    The Comforters [My thoughts here]
1958    Robinson
1959    Memento Mori
1960    The Ballad of Peckham Rye
The Bachelors
1961    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
1963    The Girls of Slender Means
1965    The Mandelbaum Gate
1968    The Public Image
1970    The Driver's Seat [My thoughts here]
1971    Not to Disturb
1973    The Hothouse by the East River
1974    The Abbess of Crewe
1976    The Takeover
1979    Territorial Rights
1981    Loitering with Intent
1984    The Only Problem
1988    A Far Cry from Kensington
1990    Symposium
1996    Reality and Dreams
2000    Aiding and Abetting
2004    The Finishing School


1950    Tribute to Wordsworth [edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1951    Child of Light [a study of Mary Shelley]
1952    The Fanfarlo and Other Verse
1952    Selected Poems of Emily Brontë
1953    John Masefield [biography]
1953    Emily Brontë: her life and work [by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1953    My Best Mary [a selection of letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1954    The Brontë letters
1957    Letters of John Henry Newman [edited by Muriel Spark and Derek Stanford]
1958    The Go-away Bird [short stories]
1961    Voices at Play [short stories and plays]
1963    Doctors of Philosophy [play]
1967    'Collected Poems'
'Collected Stories'
1982    'Bang-bang You're Dead' [short stories]
1982    'Going up to Sotheby's' [poems]
1992    'Curriculum Vitae' [autobiography]
2001    'Complete Short Stories'
2004    'All the Poems'

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a great idea! I've never read any of her books either so I'll definitely give a few a go :)