I’m going to try this year to post monthly summaries and plans for my reading.
I read 5 books in January:
- Fly Away Peter by David Malouf (a reread)
- The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (for Orange January)
- Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Andersen (for Australian Literature Month)
- Every Man is a Race by Mia Couto
- The Chase by Alejo Carpentier (which I started during last October’s read-a-thon but failed to finished)
Such thought-provoking reads. But, I’m already behind on reviews.
I started reading Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short Short Stories edited by Robert Shapiro and James Thomas. I enjoyed the first seven stories and look forward to working my way through the anthology.
I announced the Africa Reading Challenge and I’m very encouraged by the response.
I entered eight reading challenges. I’ll add a couple more this month and officially enter the Africa Reading Challenge, which sounds a bit like cheating!
The selected reading pool for February is:
- Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
- The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
- Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin
- Glorious Nemesis by Ladislav Klima
- Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasam
- The Word Tree by Teolinda Gersao
- Contemporary African Short Stories edited by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes
How was your reading in January? What are your plans for this month?
look forward to your views on Maugham that is one of my all time favourite books ,all the best stu
I wanted to know what you think about The History of Love. As for Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasam, I want to read that too. That was my country of birth, so I like to catch up anything that is written by my local writers.
I love monthly wrap-up myself, it puts my reading in perspective.
[…] Inspired by one of my newly discovered favorite blogs, Kinna Reads, I will hereby attempt to answer the question “What are your reading plans for 2012″? […]
Ohhh so inspiring! I will tell you my plans in a blogpost! I love your blog, your writing and your selection of both books and challenges (I never knew they existed, a new world has opened!)
Great list of books read and books lined up. Also, that’s a lot of reading challenges! Good luck this month and hopefully you get more reading and blogging time in 🙂
You did well in January, Kinna. My reading is getting on slowly because of work and the kids, but I intend to pick up speed this February and read at least three that I selected for the challenges. By the way, I’ve not ready any of books above.
Interesting Kinna. You’re not that far behind. I read The Book of Chameleons but was deceived by the blurb. Shouldn’t have read that first.
Looks like you did some good reading in January. I enjoyed reading Evening is the Whole Day which I read a few years ago. I didn’t know much about Malaysia so that was interesting (and a good storry).
I’ve also signed up for more challenges than I was planning. Must check out the African challenge (help!).
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