The top 10 books to read in April 2020

Here are

The top 10 books
I plan to read in April 2020

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    Hard-boiled wonderland   Lessons From Walden

  The Mirror and the Light Le Chien jaune

  Summer of Reckoning The Kingdom of God

I know, reading 6 books at the same time is insane. But 2 are readalongs, and one is spiritual, that I read only a bit every day, as slow meditation.

📚 Hard-Boiled Womderland and the End of the World
Reading with the Murakami online book club
Very weird, as usual, otherwise it wouldn’t be by Murakami, but also very enjoyable, because well, that’s by Murakami!

📚 Lessons from Walden
Published on March 30th 2020 by Pepperman Taylor
Received for review through Edelweiss Plus
I’m late on this one. I read Walden last year, but I decided to read also Civil Disobedience, because this work is on both. Very good so far

📚 The Mirror and the Light
Finally, volume 3!
And it turns out I got it a day or two before my library closed, so I can take my time with it. It’s so good, from page 1!

📚 Le Chien jaune
Maigret #6, by Georges Simenon.
Readalong with one of my French students.
Counts for for The Classics Club
I enjoy more and more Simenon’s style, with great details on everyday life.

📚 Summer of Reckoningby Marion Brunet, translated from the French
Expected publication: April 15, 2020 by Bitter Lemon
Received for review

📚 The KIngdom of God, by Archbishop Dmitri Royster
I really enjoyed his style in The Parables, so now we have several by him.
Deep and very accessible at the same time.


Wild Dog   Inhabitation

📚 Wild Dog
Received for review
Release date: April 2! by Gallic Books.
Another one I’ll be late with.

“Franck and Lise, a French couple in the film industry, rent a cottage in the quiet hills of the French Lot to get away from the stresses of modern life.
In this remote corner of the world, there is no phone signal. A mysterious dog emerges, looking for a new master. Ghosts of a dark past run wild in these hills, where a German lion tamer took refuge in the First World War…
Franck and Lise are confronted with nature at its most brutal. And they are about to discover that man and beast have more in common than they think.”

📚 Inhabitation
Received for review through Edelweiss
Release date: July 2019!


  Au soleil redouté The Mysterious Affair at Styles

📚 Au Soleil redouté
The latest French thriller by Michel Bussi
Fascinating, I am almost done!

📚 The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
Will be listening for The Classics Club
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, I plan on listening to the whole canon, at least start this year. I have already read some, but it will be interested to listen to all of them in order.


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📚 Review several books received throughThe Callisto Publisher’s Club

📚 Respond to several comments left on my blog these past weeks, and restart visiting other blogs.

📚 I have a few reviews to catch up with, and mostly, I’d like to post more notes from the last theological book I read.

📚 Update my Links page!

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13 thoughts on “The top 10 books to read in April 2020

  1. I’ve been reading Walden, but not this derivative of it. Thoreau focused on self-sufficiency, simplicity and personal growth: all three major themes in this corporate, over-complicated and materialistic society. This TBR looks to me as a nicely balanced menu with well dosed spiritual, intellectual and entertaining accents.


  2. Pingback: 2020: April wrap-up | Words And Peace

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