As I was reviewing and updating my reading goals, I decided that a major goal for me this year is to read more books from or strongly representing different countries around the world. I got a good start this month!
I read Pachinko, a multi-generational saga about Koreans in Japan; The House of the Spirits and My Invented Country, Chilean author Isabel Allende’s fictional and non-fictional takes on her land and its tumultuous history; and All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, the segment of Maya Angelou’s memoirs that deals with her time living in Ghana. All were marvelous and have me motivated to keep going with this project.
How has your reading year been going so far?
- I reviewed a new Folio Society edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, published in honor of Anne Bronte’s 200th birthday.
- A trio of books from D.E. Stevenson provided some welcome winter comfort reading.
Other Books Read
- Fresh from the Country by Miss Read
- Les deux vies de Badouin by Fabien Toulmé
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- Village School by Miss Read – Reread
- The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
- All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
- A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
- My Invented Country by Isabel Allende
- Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
- Big Sky by Kate Atkinson –Book club
- Lud in the Mist by Hope Mirlees – Reread
Other Features and Events
- I asked, Should I read more current books?
- Apparently answering my own question, I joined the Back to the Classics Challenge.