I blame it on my library. They have warnings on the website sharing that all hold request functions will be disabled next week. What would you do? Exactly. I requested a lot of holds this week.
In the following vlog, I talk about some of them. I also talk about Spotlight Series (particularly the upcoming highlight of the classic books publisher New York Review Books), Persephone Week, the Orbis Terrarum Challenge (which is my new favorite challenge), and some other challenges (too many to link to!)
Asterisk means I don’t yet intend to read and I haven’t yet checked it out, but I’d like to read it in the future.
- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (Persephone Week)
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe [Nigeria] (Orbis Terrarum Challenge) I own this one.
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Nigeria] (Orbis Terrarum Challenge) I own this one.
- God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembène [Senegal] (Orbis Terrarum Challenge)
- Hunger by Knut Hamsen [Norway] (Orbis Terrarum Challenge)
- The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric [Yugoslavia/Balkans] (Orbis Terrarum Challenge)
- The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (Spotlight Series on NYRB)
- The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares [Argentina] (NYRB, Orbis Terrarum )
- Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez* [Colombia] (Orbis Terrarum)
- El Lazarillo de Tormes [Spain] (NYRB in English at least)
- Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang [Asia] (NYRB, Orbis Terrarum)
- Emma by Kaori Mori [Japan] (Orbis Terrarum, Graphic Novel Challenge)
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens* (Our Mutual Read) I own this one.
- Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones* [Oceania/New Zealand] (Orbis Terrarum)
- The Makioka Sisters by Junichuro Tanizaki (Women Unbound, JLit Personal Challenge) I own this one.
- The Two Towers and The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkein (Once Upon a Time , Tolkein Read-along) I own these books.
I had intended to write a blurb about why I want to read each of these. But instead, go read the blogger’s posts and you can see why they caught my attention!
- The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar. Eva.
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisia. Nymeth.
- The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Nymeth.
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Nymeth.
- The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine. Valerie.
- Germinal by Emile Zola. Lots of people have discussed this, but Amanda got it on my list.
- So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ. Jenny at Shelf Love.
- Deaf American Poetry (anthology). Valerie.
- A Woman’s Story by Annie Ernaux. Jenny at Shelf Love.