Ok, April is going to be a great reading month. Why? Because I’m going to the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat April 8-10 in Manchester, Vermont. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this — not only for the time away from the office (yay!) but also for the opportunity to meet like-minded bibliophiles and learn about some new-to-me authors. Full report to follow upon my return (that is, if I return — The Northshire Bookstore is a place I may not want to leave!).
Anyways, before I load up on books at the retreat, here is what my reading plans are for April:
For book groups:
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman
- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (I’ve read this already — and loved it — but I might try to re-read it before my group meets)
For reading challenges:
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (a re-read)
- Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
- The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
- Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
For those who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration and/or a joyous Passover this month.