Persephone Readathon #2 Open Post: Day 1

Welcome to the second round of the Persephone Readathon!

I hope you are as excited as I am to read, review, and chat about Persephone Books over the next ten days.

Keep scrolling for some important readathon details…


A few reminders:

-The readathon runs from Friday, September 21st through Sunday, September 30th.

Don’t forget to sign up here. You can link to a sign-up/TBR post, to your blog homepage, or to your Instagram or Twitter accounts. (If you have an issue with the link up, you can leave your link in the comments section of the sign-up post instead.) You can still sign up at any point during the readathon!

– Share your readathon experience and follow along with #PersephoneReadathon.

-If you have past Persephone reviews/posts that you’d like to repost during the readathon, feel free to do so!

-More details about the readathon can be found on my Persephone Readathon Page


What to expect:

– There will be an open post for each two-day period of the readathon (i.e. Days 2-3, Days 4-5 etc) plus a final one for Day 10. The point of these posts is to provide a central place to link to blog/social media posts, share completed challenges, discuss reading plans and progress, and to chat about all things Persephone Books.

-Each open post will also include a discussion question/prompt to help kickstart some fun Persephone chats in the comments section.

-You can find the list of ten optional challenges here. Feel free to share any of your responses on your blog, on social media, and/or in the comments section of the open posts.

Enjoy the readathon and happy Persephone reading!


Discussion Question #1

Which Persephone book are you most excited to read (either during the readathon or in general)?


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19 thoughts on “Persephone Readathon #2 Open Post: Day 1

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  1. I’m hoping to finish at least two Persephones: Alas, Poor Lady and either Tory Heaven or The Journey Home and Other Stories. Maybe all three as the last two are very short.

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    1. hmm, sounds like the perfect excuse to visit the shop to me! Join in at any point if you do. I’m super excited to read London War Notes as well. It sounds so fascinating!


  2. I’m most looking forward to reading Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins during the readathon, and High Wages by Dorothy Whipple in general. Harriet sounds gripping and unsettling (plus it’s true crime); while the turn of the century time period and focus on fashion/shopping/women’s independence in High Wages sounds right up my alley.

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  3. Well for this readathon I’m reading Saplings by Noel Streatfield. In general, I want to read some of the titles by Dorothy Whipple and Monica Dickens. Hopefully one of those will be my next Persephone title.

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