Friday, March 30, 2012

March Reading Roundup

I still haven't found Please Take Care of Mom, but then again, I haven't really had time to start looking.  Oh well.  As I'm so fond of saying when I lose something, it's here somewhere.  Rather than focusing on what I didn't read, here's the list for March.

from Pakistan
The Wandering Falcon, by Jamil Ahmad

from India
Rebirth, by Jahnavi Barua
River of Smoke, by Amitav Ghosh
from Japan
The Lake, by Banana Yoshimoto

from Argentina
Purgatory, by  Tomas Eloy Martinez

crime fiction

from Italy
The Dark Valley, by Valerio Varesi
  from Japan
The Thief, by Fuminori Nakamura
from Scandinavia
Phantomby Jo Nesbø
The Glass Devil, by Helene Tursten
The Torso, by Helene Tursten
Nights of Awe, by Harri Nykänen
from Austria
The Mattress House, by Paulus Hochgatterer
The Sweetness of Life, by Paulus Hochgatterer
 from Hungary
Budapest Noir, by Vilmos Kondor

 Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas, by Dale Carpenter

other book-related stuff:
1) Book group day was the perfect storm of illness, company and other stuff, so our group did not meet in March.

  2) Added to the Amazon wishlist this month:
A Caring Man, by Akira Arai

 3) Books bought this month:
Hanging Hill, by Mo Hayder
You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya, by Christopher Goffard
Holy City, by Guillermo Orsi

4) Currently reading:
finishing up Holy City,  by Guillermo Orsi

5) March book giveaway, donation or swap total: 23.

That's it -- I hope everyone had a productive month of reading!

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