Saturday, April 16, 2011

TSS Recently Read

The Sunday

It's become difficult for me to create posts but I still do a passel of reading. So if you can forgive the lack of art, this is what I've been reading.

For April is Aussie Author Month:

Butterfly**** by Sonya Hartnett
Dreams of Speaking**** by Gail Jones


Legacy by Kirsten Tranter
Chinese Literature Challenge:

Three Sisters by Bu Feiyu**** (China) Man Asian Prize Winner 2011
Taroko Gorge*** by Jacob Ritari (Taiwan)

Book Reading Challenge, subject for April and May-India:

Dahanu Road**** by Anosh Irani   Man Asian longlist 2011
Serious Men***+ by Manu Joseph Man Asian Prize shortlist 2011
Saraswati Park***+ by Anjali Joseph


The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi 2010
Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna
Ireland Reading Challenge:

The Truth About Love**** by Josephine Hart


The Reconstructionist by Josephine Hart
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
For Anita Brookner International Day, July 16, 2011:

Altered States**** by Anita Brookner


Dolly, Brief Lives, or The Bay of Angels

African Literature:

Sleepwalking Land***+ by Mia Couto (Mozambique)
Sweetness in the Belly***** by Camilla Gibb (Ethiopia)


The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (Egypt)

Jewish Literature Challenge:

Wherever You Go**** by Joan Leegant
Foreign Bodies***+ by Cynthia Ozick
The Glass Room***+ by Simon Mawer

Canadian Literature Challenge:

The Matter With Morris**** by David Bergen
Letters to Omar***+ by Rachel Wyatt
The Beauty of Humanity Movement***** by Camilla Gibb

Questions, opinions, recommendations, links to reviews, or requests for reviews are welcome from readers.


  1. I noticed Camilla Gibb got 2 five star ratings. I just won The Beauty of Humanity Movement and now I'm really excited about it.

    I'm sorry to see writing posts is getting harder for you.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that it's getting harder for you to write posts. It looks like you're doing a huge amount of reading. I haven't heard of the Book Reading Challenge before now, so I think I'll check it out. Have a great week!

  3. Wow--what great tips! I'm in the market for a new book, so you gave me some great tips. Thank you!

  4. You've read some great books...I love how you incorporate so many genres and challenges with your choices.

  5. I haven't heard of any of those books you have there by Indian authors. I need to check them out. I love finding new-to-me Indian writers!

  6. That is a huge amount of reading, to me anyway, who's given up literature for Lent. ;) I'm dying to read Taroka Gorge, even have a copy from BookMooch, so perhaps for the Japanese Literature Challenge 5 which will begin this June. I'm envious (in a good way) of all you've read this month.

  7. I noticed you read and enjoyed "The Mater With Morris" and am wondering if you've also read Bergen's "The Time in Between"? It is currently sitting on my nightstand and the one I was thinking of starting with for CBC5 in a few weeks ...



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