The beginning of Spring was a good period for reading. From mid-February to mid-March I read 4 books - from dystopia to historical fiction, from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak. This month was also rich in terms of geographical locations: Ghana, England, and Turkey, among others.
5 books read this month, and what a mix of bookish experiences - I "travelled" from the UK (Oxford) and Turkey (Istanbul) to Australia and New Zealand, then to Japan, Uganda, and even North America! Not bad for a month spent entirely at home 🙂
Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.
Do you ever think about what books you hope to not receive as present? Those books that are not really your cup of tea, that might wait on the shelf for an indefinite period of time?
Shortlisted Booker 2020 historical fiction, Nordic mythology, and a disappointing eARC - my December reading in a nutshell. Next: Murakami!
Mystery a la Agatha Christie, the highly anticipated "The Testaments", and a weird story from South Korea. And I also started knitting! 🧶
The "learnings" were derived from 3 books that focused on the murder mysteries set in university campuses: The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici, and The Truants by Kate Weinberg.
Since the previous reading status in Steptember I finished 4 books - keeping up with my personal record for 2020! And what an interesting blend: non-fiction, murder mystery, and exotic settings such as Madagascar and West Africa. Cheers to many more months like that!
Reading 4 books in a single month is a personal record for 2020! And what an interesting blend: non-fiction, dystopia, murder mystery, and science fiction. Cheers to many more months like that!
Hello and welcome to my August 2020 reading status - last reading status of this summer (from the European perspective)! While in the process of writing this post I realized that the monthly updates keeps me accountable of what I read, thus encouraging me to try my best to finish at least one book a … Continue reading What I’m reading in August 2020