2023 George Eliot Chapter-a-Day Readalong

In looking for a year-long reading event on one author I came across Nick Senger’s readalong of 6 George Eliot novels. At a chapter a day, it is most doable and while I read Daniel Deronda last year, and read Middlemarch many years ago, I do not mind reading them again as well as the four I have not. I also look forward to learning on my own more about Eliot. We will check in each day on Twitter or Facebook – #eliotreadalong – with a favorite quote from that day’s chapter.

Here are the details and feel free to go to Nick’s blog for the reading schedule or to sign up:

For those new to the concept, the basic idea is that participants commit to reading a chapter a day of the selected books, following the schedule as much as they are able. If you can only join in for some or even only one of the books, that’s fine, too. As with all previous challenges, read what you can when you can. The beauty of a chapter-a-day read-along is that if you miss a few days it’s relatively easy to catch up. Each chapter should take only about 10-15 minutes to read each day.

We begin on January 1, 2023 with Adam Bede, and by December 31 we will have read almost every major work by George Eliot in the order in which they were originally published: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1863), Middlemarch (1871-72), and Daniel Deronda (1876). In order to keep the read-along contained in one year, we will not be reading Felix Holt, the Radical (1866). All of Eliot’s books are in the public domain and can be read or listened to online for free, and are also available as e-books.

And the monthly breakdown of books:

Adam Bede: January 1 to February 24

The Mill on the Floss: February 25 to April 23

Silas Marner: April 24 to May 14

Romola: May 15 to July 26

Middlemarch: July 27 to October 22

Daniel Deronda: October 23 to December 31



Since anyone can jump in at any time during the year for specific books I’m posting the schedule here:

Adam Bede
Book First
1 1/1/2023 Chapter I
2 1/2/2023 Chapter II
3 1/3/2023 Chapter III
4 1/4/2023 Chapter IV
5 1/5/2023 Chapter V
6 1/6/2023 Chapter VI
7 1/7/2023 Chapter VII
8 1/8/2023 Chapter VIII
9 1/9/2023 Chapter IX
10 1/10/2023 Chapter X
11 1/11/2023 Chapter XI
12 1/12/2023 Chapter XII
13 1/13/2023 Chapter XIII
14 1/14/2023 Chapter XIV
15 1/15/2023 Chapter XV
16 1/16/2023 Chapter XVI
Book Second
17 1/17/2023 Chapter XVII
18 1/18/2023 Chapter XVIII
19 1/19/2023 Chapter XIX
20 1/20/2023 Chapter XX
21 1/21/2023 Chapter XXI
Book Third
22 1/22/2023 Chapter XXII
23 1/23/2023 Chapter XXIII
24 1/24/2023 Chapter XXIV
25 1/25/2023 Chapter XXV
26 1/26/2023 Chapter XXVI
Book Fourth
27 1/27/2023 Chapter XXVII
28 1/28/2023 Chapter XXVIII
29 1/29/2023 Chapter XXIX
30 1/30/2023 Chapter XXX
31 1/31/2023 Chapter XXXI
32 2/1/2023 Chapter XXXII
33 2/2/2023 Chapter XXXIII
34 2/3/2023 Chapter XXXIV
35 2/4/2023 Chapter XXXV
Book Fifth
37 2/6/2023 Chapter XXXVII
38 2/7/2023 Chapter XXXVIII
39 2/8/2023 Chapter XXXIX
40 2/9/2023 Chapter XL
41 2/10/2023 Chapter XLI
42 2/11/2023 Chapter XLII
43 2/12/2023 Chapter XLIII
44 2/13/2023 Chapter XLIV
45 2/14/2023 Chapter XLV
46 2/15/2023 Chapter XLVI
47 2/16/2023 Chapter XLVII
48 2/17/2023 Chapter XLVIII
Book Sixth
49 2/18/2023 Chapter XLIX
50 2/19/2023 Chapter L
51 2/20/2023 Chapter LI
52 2/21/2023 Chapter LII
53 2/22/2023 Chapter LIII
54 2/23/2023 Chapter LIV
55 2/24/2023 Chapter 55 and Epilogue

The Mill on the Floss
Book First
56 2/25/2023 Chapter I
57 2/26/2023 Chapter II
58 2/27/2023 Chapter III
59 2/28/2023 Chapter IV
60 3/1/2023 Chapter V
61 3/2/2023 Chapter VI
62 3/3/2023 Chapter VII
63 3/4/2023 Chapter VIII
64 3/5/2023 Chapter IX
65 3/6/2023 Chapter X
66 3/7/2023 Chapter XI
67 3/8/2023 Chapter XII
68 3/9/2023 Chapter XIII
Book Second
69 3/10/2023 Chapter I
70 3/11/2023 Chapter II
71 3/12/2023 Chapter III
72 3/13/2023 Chapter IV
73 3/14/2023 Chapter V
74 3/15/2023 Chapter VI
75 3/16/2023 Chapter VII
Book Third
76 3/17/2023 Chapter I
77 3/18/2023 Chapter II
78 3/19/2023 Chapter III
79 3/20/2023 Chapter IV
80 3/21/2023 Chapter V
81 3/22/2023 Chapter VI
82 3/23/2023 Chapter VII
83 3/24/2023 Chapter VIII
84 3/25/2023 Chapter IX
Book Fourth
85 3/26/2023 Chapter I
86 3/27/2023 Chapter II
87 3/28/2023 Chapter III
Book Fifth
88 3/29/2023 Chapter I
89 3/30/2023 Chapter II
90 3/31/2023 Chapter III
91 4/1/2023 Chapter IV
92 4/2/2023 Chapter V
93 4/3/2023 Chapter VI
94 4/4/2023 Chapter VII
Book Sixth
95 4/5/2023 Chapter I
96 4/6/2023 Chapter II
97 4/7/2023 Chapter III
98 4/8/2023 Chapter IV
99 4/9/2023 Chapter V
100 4/10/2023 Chapter VI
101 4/11/2023 Chapter VII
102 4/12/2023 Chapter VIII
103 4/13/2023 Chapter IX
104 4/14/2023 Chapter X
105 4/15/2023 Chapter XI
106 4/16/2023 Chapter XII
107 4/17/2023 Chapter XIII
108 4/18/2023 Chapter XIV
Book Seventh
109 4/19/2023 Chapter I
110 4/20/2023 Chapter II
111 4/21/2023 Chapter III
112 4/22/2023 Chapter IV
113 4/23/2023 Chapter V

Silas Marner
Part One
114 4/24/2023 Chapter I
115 4/25/2023 Chapter II
116 4/26/2023 Chapter III
117 4/27/2023 Chapter IV
118 4/28/2023 Chapter V
119 4/29/2023 Chapter VI
120 4/30/2023 Chapter VII
121 5/1/2023 Chapter VIII
122 5/2/2023 Chapter IX
123 5/3/2023 Chapter X
124 5/4/2023 Chapter XI
125 5/5/2023 Chapter XII
126 5/6/2023 Chapter XIII
127 5/7/2023 Chapter XIV
128 5/8/2023 Chapter XV
Part Two
129 5/9/2023 Chapter XVI
130 5/10/2023 Chapter XVII
131 5/11/2023 Chapter XVIII
132 5/12/2023 Chapter XIX
133 5/13/2023 Chapter XX
134 5/14/2023 Chapter XXI and Conclusion

Romola
135 5/15/2023 Prologue and Chapter I
136 5/16/2023 Chapter II
137 5/17/2023 Chapter III
138 5/18/2023 Chapter IV
139 5/19/2023 Chapter V
140 5/20/2023 Chapter VI
141 5/21/2023 Chapter VII
142 5/22/2023 Chapter VIII
143 5/23/2023 Chapter IX
144 5/24/2023 Chapter X
145 5/25/2023 Chapter XI
146 5/26/2023 Chapter XII
147 5/27/2023 Chapter XIII
148 5/28/2023 Chapter XIV
149 5/29/2023 Chapter XV
150 5/30/2023 Chapter XVI
151 5/31/2023 Chapter XVII
152 6/1/2023 Chapter XVIII
153 6/2/2023 Chapter XIX
154 6/3/2023 Chapter XX
155 6/4/2023 Chapter XXI
156 6/5/2023 Chapter XXII
157 6/6/2023 Chapter XXIII
158 6/7/2023 Chapter XXIV
159 6/8/2023 Chapter XXV
160 6/9/2023 Chapter XXVI
161 6/10/2023 Chapter XXVII
162 6/11/2023 Chapter XXVIII
163 6/12/2023 Chapter XXIX
164 6/13/2023 Chapter XXX
165 6/14/2023 Chapter XXXI
166 6/15/2023 Chapter XXXII
167 6/16/2023 Chapter XXXIII
168 6/17/2023 Chapter XXXIV
169 6/18/2023 Chapter XXXV
170 6/19/2023 Chapter XXXVI
171 6/20/2023 Chapter XXXVII
172 6/21/2023 Chapter XXXVIII
173 6/22/2023 Chapter XXXIX
174 6/23/2023 Chapter XL
175 6/24/2023 Chapter XLI
176 6/25/2023 Chapter XLII
177 6/26/2023 Chapter XLIII
178 6/27/2023 Chapter XLIV
179 6/28/2023 Chapter XLV
180 6/29/2023 Chapter XLVI
181 6/30/2023 Chapter XLVII
182 7/1/2023 Chapter XLVIII
183 7/2/2023 Chapter XLIX
184 7/3/2023 Chapter L
185 7/4/2023 Chapter LI
186 7/5/2023 Chapter LII
187 7/6/2023 Chapter LIII
188 7/7/2023 Chapter LIV
189 7/8/2023 Chapter LV
190 7/9/2023 Chapter LVI
191 7/10/2023 Chapter LVII
192 7/11/2023 Chapter LVIII
193 7/12/2023 Chapter LIX
194 7/13/2023 Chapter LX
195 7/14/2023 Chapter LXI
196 7/15/2023 Chapter LXII
197 7/16/2023 Chapter LXIII
198 7/17/2023 Chapter LXIV
199 7/18/2023 Chapter LXV
200 7/19/2023 Chapter LXVI
201 7/20/2023 Chapter LXVII
202 7/21/2023 Chapter LXVIII
203 7/22/2023 Chapter LXIX
204 7/23/2023 Chapter LXX
205 7/24/2023 Chapter LXXI
206 7/25/2023 Chapter LXXII
207 7/26/2023 Epilogue

Middlemarch
208 7/27/2023 Prelude
Book I
209 7/28/2023 Chapter I
210 7/29/2023 Chapter II
211 7/30/2023 Chapter III
212 7/31/2023 Chapter IV
213 8/1/2023 Chapter V
214 8/2/2023 Chapter VI
215 8/3/2023 Chapter VII
216 8/4/2023 Chapter VIII
217 8/5/2023 Chapter IX
218 8/6/2023 Chapter X
219 8/7/2023 Chapter XI
220 8/8/2023 Chapter XII
Book II
221 8/9/2023 Chapter XIII
222 8/10/2023 Chapter XIV
223 8/11/2023 Chapter XV
224 8/12/2023 Chapter XVI
225 8/13/2023 Chapter XVII
226 8/14/2023 Chapter XVIII
227 8/15/2023 Chapter XIX
228 8/16/2023 Chapter XX
229 8/17/2023 Chapter XXI
230 8/18/2023 Chapter XXII
Book III
231 8/19/2023 Chapter XXIII
232 8/20/2023 Chapter XXIV
233 8/21/2023 Chapter XXV
234 8/22/2023 Chapter XXVI
235 8/23/2023 Chapter XXVII
236 8/24/2023 Chapter XXVIII
237 8/25/2023 Chapter XXIX
238 8/26/2023 Chapter XXX
239 8/27/2023 Chapter XXXI
240 8/28/2023 Chapter XXXII
241 8/29/2023 Chapter XXXIII
Book IV
242 8/30/2023 Chapter XXXIV
243 8/31/2023 Chapter XXXV
244 9/1/2023 Chapter XXXVI
245 9/2/2023 Chapter XXXVII
246 9/3/2023 Chapter XXXVIII
247 9/4/2023 Chapter XXXIX
248 9/5/2023 Chapter XL
249 9/6/2023 Chapter XLI
250 9/7/2023 Chapter XLII
Book V
251 9/8/2023 Chapter XLIII
252 9/9/2023 Chapter XLIV
253 9/10/2023 Chapter XLV
254 9/11/2023 Chapter XLVI
255 9/12/2023 Chapter XLVII
256 9/13/2023 Chapter XLVIII
257 9/14/2023 Chapter XLIX
258 9/15/2023 Chapter L
259 9/16/2023 Chapter LI
260 9/17/2023 Chapter LII
Book VI
261 9/18/2023 Chapter LIII
262 9/19/2023 Chapter LIV
263 9/20/2023 Chapter LV
264 9/21/2023 Chapter LVI
265 9/22/2023 Chapter LVII
266 9/23/2023 Chapter LVIII
267 9/24/2023 Chapter LIX
268 9/25/2023 Chapter LX
269 9/26/2023 Chapter LXI
270 9/27/2023 Chapter LXII
Book VII
271 9/28/2023 Chapter LXIII
272 9/29/2023 Chapter LXIV
273 9/30/2023 Chapter LXV
274 10/1/2023 Chapter LXVI
275 10/2/2023 Chapter LXVII
276 10/3/2023 Chapter LXVIII
277 10/4/2023 Chapter LXIX
278 10/5/2023 Chapter LXX
279 10/6/2023 Chapter LXXI
Book VIII
280 10/7/2023 Chapter LXXII
281 10/8/2023 Chapter LXXIII
282 10/9/2023 Chapter LXXIV
283 10/10/2023 Chapter LXXV
284 10/11/2023 Chapter LXXVI
285 10/12/2023 Chapter LXXVII
286 10/13/2023 Chapter LXXVIII
287 10/14/2023 Chapter LXXIX
288 10/15/2023 Chapter LXXX
289 10/16/2023 Chapter LXXXI
290 10/17/2023 Chapter LXXXII
291 10/18/2023 Chapter LXXXIII
292 10/19/2023 Chapter LXXXIV
293 10/20/2023 Chapter LXXXV
294 10/21/2023 Chapter LXXXVI
295 10/22/2023 Finale

Daniel Deronda
Book I
296 10/23/2023 Chapter I
297 10/24/2023 Chapter II
298 10/25/2023 Chapter III
299 10/26/2023 Chapter IV
300 10/27/2023 Chapter V
301 10/28/2023 Chapter VI
302 10/29/2023 Chapter VII
303 10/30/2023 Chapter VIII
304 10/31/2023 Chapter IX
305 11/1/2023 Chapter X
Book II
306 11/2/2023 Chapter XI
307 11/3/2023 Chapter XII
308 11/4/2023 Chapter XIII
309 11/5/2023 Chapter XIV
310 11/6/2023 Chapter XV
311 11/7/2023 Chapter XVI
312 11/8/2023 Chapter XVII
313 11/9/2023 Chapter XVIII
Book III
314 11/10/2023 Chapter XIX
315 11/11/2023 Chapter XX
316 11/12/2023 Chapter XXI
317 11/13/2023 Chapter XXII
318 11/14/2023 Chapter XXIII
319 11/15/2023 Chapter XXIV
320 11/16/2023 Chapter XXV
321 11/17/2023 Chapter XXVI
322 11/18/2023 Chapter XXVII
Book IV
323 11/19/2023 Chapter XXVIII
324 11/20/2023 Chapter XXIX
325 11/21/2023 Chapter XXX
326 11/22/2023 Chapter XXXI
327 11/23/2023 Chapter XXXII
328 11/24/2023 Chapter XXXIII
329 11/25/2023 Chapter XXXIV
Book V
330 11/26/2023 Chapter XXXV
331 11/27/2023 Chapter XXXVI
332 11/28/2023 Chapter XXXVII
333 11/29/2023 Chapter XXXVIII
334 11/30/2023 Chapter XXXIX
335 12/1/2023 Chapter XL
Book VI
336 12/2/2023 Chapter XLI
337 12/3/2023 Chapter XLII
338 12/4/2023 Chapter XLIII
339 12/5/2023 Chapter XLIV
340 12/6/2023 Chapter XLV
341 12/7/2023 Chapter XLVI
342 12/8/2023 Chapter XLVII
343 12/9/2023 Chapter XLVIII
344 12/10/2023 Chapter XLIX
Book VII
345 12/11/2023 Chapter L
346 12/12/2023 Chapter LI
347 12/13/2023 Chapter LII
348 12/14/2023 Chapter LIII
349 12/15/2023 Chapter LIV
350 12/16/2023 Chapter LV
351 12/17/2023 Chapter LVI
352 12/18/2023 Chapter LVII
Book VIII
353 12/19/2023 Chapter LVIII
354 12/20/2023 Chapter LIX
355 12/21/2023 Chapter LX
356 12/22/2023 Chapter LXI
357 12/23/2023 Chapter LXII
358 12/24/2023 Chapter LXIII
359 12/25/2023 Chapter LXIV
360 12/26/2023 Chapter LXV
361 12/27/2023 Chapter LXVI
362 12/28/2023 Chapter LXVII
363 12/29/2023 Chapter LXVIII
364 12/30/2023 Chapter LXIX
365 12/31/2023 Chapter LXX

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