Hello and welcome to my April 2020 reading status! I hope you are all well in this tumultuous times and that you stay safe, preferably at home as much as possible.

This is a WWW Wednesday post, hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words about the past, current and future reads.

1| What are you currently reading?

I begin with a side note: this weekend I’m participating in my first readathon (reading marathon), from 16th until 19th of April – The Reading Rush. It overlaps with the Orthodox Easter celebration, so I think it’s a good opportunity to take advantage of the quiet times and read as much as possible 🙂

the little friend donna tartt readers high tea

In the light of this readathon, I will be continuing to read “The Little Friend” by Donna Tartt – it’s a book I really want to read and it fulfills one of the criteria for the readathon (it has something that resembles a house on the cover).

This is the third book I read by Donna Tartt, after reading “The Goldfinch” and “The Secret History”.

2| What did you recently finish reading?

For the first time in a long while I managed to finish 2 books in a month ❤

the labyrinth of the spirits zafon readers high tea

First I finished “The Labyrinth of the Spirits” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, the last installment of “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series. My high expectations were certainly fulfilled – once more, Zafón designed a page-turning journey that kept me captivated from beginning to end – hats off!

homegoing readershightea

The second book finished is “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, a historical fiction novel. It follows the stories of descendants of an Asante women from Ghana. I learnt a lot from this book, as my previous exposure to African-related history was very limited. I enjoyed a lot reading it, it is a very moving journey.

3| What do you think you’ll read next?

deep james nestor readers high tea

Depending on how much I read during the readathon, I have one more book at hand that fulfills another criterion: “a book that will make you smile”. I’m talking about “Deep” by James Nestor – a book about freediving and our (limited) understanding about the oceans. It makes me smile because it reminds me of the recent holiday in New Zealand 🙂

What books make you smile during this period? If you are also participating in The Reading Rush readathon, please let me know!

‘Till next time … happy reading and #stayhome!


Cover photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

5 thoughts on “What I’m reading in April 2020

  1. Hi Georgiana,
    1. My current reading: Jean des Cars: Povestea Vienei. Corint, 2016.
    2. The last reading: Bogdan-Alexandru Stănescu, Caragiale. Scrisoarea pierdută, Iași, Polirom, 2019.
    3. The next reading: Naghib Mahfuz, Palavrageala pe Nil, Polirom, 2010.

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  2. I’m also participating in the Reading Rush this weekend!! I’m still in the midst of my semester so it’ll have to be between doing homework, but I’m still so excited!!

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    1. I’m also very excited for the Reading Rush, I imagine (at least) 3 days of peaceful reading ❤ Good luck with your homework, I hope you will find the balance to advance with them and also read as much as possible!

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  3. I hope you enjoy The Little Friend – it is really a great book and the main character there is like a female Tom Sawyer – it does have that Southern US vibe which I love so much and have nostalgia from childhood. I really like The Little Friend over The Goldfinch even. I cannot wait to read your thoughts on it.

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    1. I am enjoying it so far, especially the second half of the book where it’s getting more interesting and action-oriented! I’ll be back with a review for sure 🙂 Looking forward to sharing impressions after I get the full picture!

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