Hello and welcome to my first reading status of 2021! The new year began with a very prolific reading experience, as I read 5 books this month. A diverse blend of historical fiction, magical realism, and murder mystery! Interestingly, 3 out of the 5 books I read were written by Japanese writers! While I did not consciously choose to focus on books from Japan, I am so happy that I expanded my reading horizon.
Do you ever think about what books you hope to not receive as present? Those books that are not really your cup of tea, that might wait on the shelf for an indefinite period of time?
Shortlisted Booker 2020 historical fiction, Nordic mythology, and a disappointing eARC - my December reading in a nutshell. Next: Murakami!
In September 2020, after 4 years of blogging, I decided to give it a try with reading eARCs (electronic Advanced Reading Copies) - the books that are sent to bloggers / librarians / other interested parties before they are officially published.
Mystery a la Agatha Christie, the highly anticipated "The Testaments", and a weird story from South Korea. And I also started knitting! 🧶
Fellow bloggers inspire me so much to read and explore books that I wouldn't have thought of myself! I join this week's Top Ten Tuesday with a 5+5 formula: 5 books I already read and 5 books I want to read soon, all recommended by bloggers.
Since the previous reading status in Steptember I finished 4 books - keeping up with my personal record for 2020! And what an interesting blend: non-fiction, murder mystery, and exotic settings such as Madagascar and West Africa. Cheers to many more months like that!
Today is celebration day - exactly 4 years ago I posted for the first time on Readers' High Tea! Thank you very much for being part of my blogging journey, for engaging with my posts, reading my stories, and being awesome blogging fellows!
Reading 4 books in a single month is a personal record for 2020! And what an interesting blend: non-fiction, dystopia, murder mystery, and science fiction. Cheers to many more months like that!
Hello and welcome to my August 2020 reading status - last reading status of this summer (from the European perspective)! While in the process of writing this post I realized that the monthly updates keeps me accountable of what I read, thus encouraging me to try my best to finish at least one book a … Continue reading What I’m reading in August 2020