Tuesday, May 31, 2011
May Reading Roundup
This month I focused on reading down the TBR pile, and it was a good month. Although I haven't been able to post (my reviews will be coming shortly now that I have some breathing space again) as often as I would like to, that doesn't mean that I didn't get a chance to read. Here's the lineup:
Visitation, by Jenny Erpenbeck
Kamchatka, by Marcelo Figueras
The Darkroom of Damocles, by Willem Frederik Hermans
Train to Budapest, by Dacia Maraini
The Informers, by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes
Scandinavian Crime Fiction:
Red April, by Santiago Roncagliolo
The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo
The Leopard, by Jo Nesbo
Italian Crime Fiction:
The Whisperer, by Donato Carissi
The Terra-Cotta Dog, by Andrea Camilleri
The Snack Thief, by Andrea Camilleri
Spanish Crime Fiction:
Death on a Galician Shore, by Domingo Villar
I think that covers it, for a total of 13 books; not too bad.
other book related stuff:
1) My book group this month read The Long Song, by Andrea Levy-- which we all agreed that we liked.
2) Added to the Amazon Wishlist this month
That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana, by Carlo Emilio Gadda
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, by Bohumil Hrabal
3) Books bought this month
Anatomy of a Disappearance, by Hisham Matar
River of Shadows, by Valerio Valesi
4) I left the ARCs I intended to take on the cruise at home, so it's go time for them starting today.
I hate that my month was so chopped I couldn't get online much, but I'll remedy that starting tomorrow. So that's it -- happy reading to all!