May 2012 in numbers

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

10 books read in total

7 novels, 2 short story collections, 1 non-fiction, 0 poetry

0 men, 10 women

1 UK and Ireland, 4 US, 4 Canada, 1 Jamaica

0 in translation, 0 in languages other than English

9 21st century, 1 20th century

Favourites from the month: Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles; Alison Pick, Far To Go; Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men; Meg Wolitzer, The Ten-Year Nap.

Currently reading: The Blue Book, AL Kennedy, The Emperor of Lies, Steve Sem-Sandberg, The Letter Opener, Kyo Maclear, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel (yes, that is three books with a WWII theme).

Looking forward to: Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon SquadSuper Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart.


April 2012 in numbers

May 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

12 books read in total

9 novels, 3 short story collections, 0 non-fiction, 0 poetry

2 men, 9 women (one mixed)

4 UK and Ireland,  4 US, 2 Canada, 1 Israel

1 Translation, 0 in original language

12 21st century, 0 other centuries

Favourites from the month: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Nathan Englander), The Uninvited Guests (Sadie Jones), Stray Love (Kyo Maclear).

Currently reading: The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller), Relay (Betsy Struthers), Every Man Dies Alone (Hans Fallada).

Looking forward to: Underground (Gayle O’Brien), The Juliet Stories (Carrie Snyder), Malarkey (Anakana Schofield).


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