Sunday, May 04, 2008

Books for April

I read about this book challenge on Names Have Been Changed
Anyway, since I'm always trying to read at least one hundred books per year, I'm giving it a shot as part of the The TBR Challenge

April: Moving along my list of books to read for this challenge. I really have to take a little time to write some thoughts about each. Some of the books I've listed on my Goodreads Shelf have short reviews but some of the books I've read deserve more lengthy reviews.

In the meantime, I've also read 13 books in April:

Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
The Farthest Shore by Ursula LeGuin
Terrorist by John Updike
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Dandicat
Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa
A Long Way Gone by Ishmail Beah
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi
The Door by Magda Szabo
The Gathering by Anne Enright

My list of twelve books is:
1. The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk read in Feb
2. The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa - April
3. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott - still carrying it around with me.
4. Mortals by Norman Rush read in Jan
5. Carnival by Elizabeth Bear Vte
6. The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi - April
7. Was by Geoff Ryman January
8. The Biographer's Moustache by Kingsley Amis March
9. Brasyl by Ian MacDonald Vte
10. The War of the Nerves by Ben Sheppard SLV
11. Baghdad Burning II by Riverbend SLV
12. A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski read in Feb SLV

Alternative Books:
1. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
2. The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
3. Shriek: an Afterword by Jeff Vandermeer - XK
4. Ammonite by Nicola Griffith SLV
5. The King of Torts by John Grisham XK
6. Dark Sun by Richard Rhodes Vte
7. Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury - currently reading
8. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West XK - starting to read; it's a big book about different times!
9. The Terrorist by John Updike
10. Farthing by Jo Walton - read in March
11. Wandering through Vietnamese Culture by Huu Ngoc Vte
12. Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith SLV

1 comment:

Marie Walden said...

Chanpheng! You're killing me!