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
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?