The top 10 books
I plan to read in February 2019
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As usual, I have a bunch of books in process.
Don Quixote is a read-along with Nick (see his read-alongs for the whole year)
and Silvia Cachia (great input and resources).
I’m actually not counting here another read-along: with one of my French students, I read a couple of chapters of Les Misérables in French per day.
The Goose Fritz is about national history and personal identity. I enjoyed a lot Oblivion by the same author.
For review. Release day 3/19
La Vie mode d’emploi is a major book in the Oulipo movement. Take a Parisian apartment building, tear off the front façade, and describe all you see in details. It’s a bit more than that, but that’s basically what it is. Actually captivating.
Cocktails With a Dead Man: a collection of poems.
For review. Release day 1/15
Earthen Vessels: on how to pray, based on the writings of the Fathers of the Church. Since the Benedict monk wrote this book, he became Orthodox Christian. Like many scholars deep into Patristics.
The Library of Lost and Found:
“A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” – which I enjoyed a lot.
For review. Release day 3/26
Secret Agent Brainteasers:
“Blending extraordinary and illuminating historical tales of the British Secret Intelligence Service from over the years with a wide range of mind-twisting puzzles, Secret Agent Brainteasers will test your mental agility to discover: Do YOU have what it takes to be a spy?”
Sounded too much fun to resist!
For review. Release day 5/7
Deadly Affection: In 1907 New York, a psychiatrist must prove her patient’s innocence…or risk being implicated in a shocking murder
Has been on my TBR for far too long.
However, this list may change, as I’m going this year to be again part of the Shadow Panel for the Man Booker International. I did it in 2015, when it was under another name, and really enjoyed all the great international books I discovered though this. I should be able to tell you more about this in a couple of weeks.
CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS
I really enjoy Laurent Binet‘s writing, but I have not read this one yet.
Not sure it’s a good idea, but I’m going to try this one in audio. What do you think? For The Classics Club
We have 2 giveaways listed on the homepage
PLANS FOR FEBRUARY
As mentioned above, I’m going to have to prepare for the Man Booker International Shadow Panel. I have recently read 5 titles that could be eligible, so I think they are on the long list.
There’s also March Mystery Madness soon. If it’s not too much, I’d like to participate a bit this year. The announcements should be posted soon.
HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR FEBRUARY?
The Library of Lost and Found sounds so good! I loved her Arthur Pepper book.
Yes! I loved so much Arthur Pepper [though not reviewed!!], that I couldn’t resist this one
Sounds like you have some intriguing reading ahead!
as always, lol
I want to know everything about Walden, a book that’s been on my shelves forever, but that I’m always lukewarm about reading.
Intrigued by some of the other titles.
We are close to the end of DQ book I, (are you?), excited about crossing the Rubicon with this loved book. I’ve never taken readers with me to the other ‘part/side’ of it, which is book II.
excited about the other side, though still ways to go for me, am about 1 week late… I’m looking forward to Walden, but it will have to wait fo the end of HHhH. am about 20& and loving it. Only a French author can do that, lol, writing a historical novel, and at the same time, writing about his process of writing this historical novel. Binet, sublime, as usual
Wow. Taking note of that book an author. Ingenious.
And take your time with DQ. Thanks for the link to the other blog.
Have you read The Seventh Function of Language by Binet? Masterful! Super smart. I have the feeling you would love it: https://wordsandpeace.com/2015/11/28/book-review-la-septieme-fonction-du-langage-i-love-france-171/
Interested. I put a hold to the HHhH one and saw this other. I am going to request it, and read your review. I do love language books and I have not read one of those in a while.
oh, so you are in for a treat!
I love the look of Library of Lost and Found as well as Earthen Vessels. I will look for these.
I think you will love the book on Prayer
I am ashamed, but i have never heard of Lebedev before. Hope he is good. HHhH is on my schelves for more than a year…
My February plan is to finish my January TBR)))
Unless you pay much attention to literature in translation, you would not know of Lebedev. Oblivion is definitely worth the try though
I LOVE Phaedra Patrick’s books. ENJOY!!
Looks like a busy February!!
I have only read Arthur Pepper. Which other have you read?
I didn’t realise that The Library of Lost & Found was written by the same author who wrote the Arthur Pepper book (which I absolutely loved!). I hope you’re able to enjoy these titles this month. Happy reading!
YES! It can only be good, right? Happy reading month to you too
The only one I have is THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND. I LOVE her books.
Thanks for sharing…GREAT post!!
yes, she’s really good
So fun that you’ll be part of the MBIP this year!
Yes, that was such a great experience when I did it, I discovered some fantastic authors who have stayed with me. Will you too?