April is looking very interesting indeed. First, I’ve signed up to participate in my first Read-A-Thon, quite a challenge given that I have a toddler, and I live in a country where I couldn’t possibly guarantee a 24-hour period of uninterrupted internet and electricity service when one needs it the most.
Now to reading. I’m currently reading The Stone Virgins (my reading has been slow and unfocused this week), then on to Time of the Doves and Death in Spring, both by Catalan writer Merce Rodoreda. These will be followed by (in no particular order):
God Dies by the Nile by Nawal el Sadaawi, an Egyptian writer
Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
Two novels by Polish writers: House of Day, House of Night by Olga Tokarczuk and Madame by Antoni Libera
Buddha’s Little Finger by Victor Pelevin
The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Croatian novelist Miroslav Krleza
Three collections of short stories: Damballah by John Edgar Wideman, Lost in the City and Other Stories by Edward P. Jones and African Love Stories edited by Ama Ata Aidoo
For me, this is an ambitious plan. Right now, I have every hope of achieving and enjoying it!
What do you think of my list? What are your reading plans for April?