Spring is in full swing, but there is still time for a reading list for the season.
First, a reckoning: did I finish my last seasonal list? Well, no – but I managed read 8 books out of the 10 I chose. Here are the books I read from my Winter 2020/2021 TBR (click on the links to read my thoughts):
- A Change of Time, by Ida Jessen (2019, tr. Martin Aitken. Original: En ny tid, 2015)
- O, The Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith (1943)
- Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen (2018, tr. Rosie Hedger. Original: Null, 2013)
- Childhood, by Tove Ditlevsen (2019, tr. Tiina Nunnally. Original: Barndom, 1967)
- Strange Beasts of China, by Yan Ge (2020, tr. Jeremy Tiang, novel. Original: 异兽志, 2006)
- The Book of Anna, by Carmen Boullosa (2020, tr. Samantha Schnee. Original: El libro de Ana, 2016)
- A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
- The Skin Chairs, by Barbara Comyns (1962)
For Spring, I have the following books lined up (some of these will be rereads for me, but I am craving old favourites this season):
- Pin a Rose On Me, by Josephine Blumenfeld (1958)
- The Victorian Chaise-Longue, by Marghanita Larski (1953)
- Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
- The Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
- Appius and Virginia, by G. E. Trevelyan (1932)
- Three Rival Sisters, by Marie-Louise Gagneur (2020, tr. Anna Aitken and Polly Mackintosh. Original: Trois soeurs rivals, 1861)
- Hangsaman, by Shirley Jackson (1951)
- Pastors and Masters, by Ivy Compton-Burnett (1925)
- Faces in the Water, by Janet Frame (1961)
- The Finishing Touch, by Brigid Brophy (1963)
As you know, I will be participating in Springathon, and I made a separate list for the nonfiction books I will try to read for the event. I will also be reading whatever book comes my way as my Booktube Spin! And I am reading The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777), as my Classics Spin #26 (May 31st). Finally, I will take part in the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week, hosted by Ali (May, 10th-16th), but I am still to choose which book I will read for this event.
That’s all for now, folks! Have you read any of the books I chose for Spring? Which books do you have on your TBR this season?