Friday, 28 June 2013

2013 Spring Read Progress


2013 Spring was not as warm as I expected, though, it didn't affect my reading progress. It even seems that I am keeping up with my unpronounced reading challenge.

What did I read this spring? Two Commonwealth Writers Prize, a nonfiction, an anthology, three romance chick-lit, one children's book, three fictions: two in the African Writers Series from Nigeria and Mozambique.

Where did I visit and read?  Benidorm and Carcassonne.

Despite the fact that I am not officially participating in Blogging the Cain Prize, I read the shortlist for 2013. They were all eruditely written and awe-inspiring, which would make it hard to pick a winner. However, I cannot ignore the truth that I am strongly rooting for Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria) ‘The Whispering Trees’. His way of approach to story is fascinating, the narrative language was engaging and the moral message behind the story was inspirational. I was deeply moved.
Hopefully, we will not have to lose our sight to find vision, lose our life to find our soul, lose vanity to find purpose before we could realise that happiness lies, not in getting what you want, but in wanting what you have. Thank you Abubakar for writing such an emotional moving and gratifying story. It goes without saying that I recommend everyone to read it. Please visit the Cain Prize website in order to read the story.

Below is my 2013 Spring Read:


 

 

 




So far this year I have read a total of twenty-one novels. I am so glad I am keeping up with this. Hopefully, I'll get to read forty novels at the end of the year, touch wood.

What about you? Have you read any of the novels listed above? What have you read this spring? and what have you read so far this year? 
Remember to read African Literature.

The picture left and above is me reading in Benidorm and below is me reading in The Medieval City of Carcassonne. Please, feel free to inbox me your reading picture.



11 comments:

  1. I can't give you my readings on seasons...lol. You know now. The only book I've read on your list is Lilia Momple's Neighbours.

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    1. LOL... why can't you give your readings on season?

      Lília Momplé's Neighbours was a fascinating read. I am yet to publish my review. I just left my comment on your own review.

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  2. lovely photos, Mary. I read a review of Do They Hear You When You Cry on Marylin's blog I think. It's a book I would very much love to read. My reading has been so poor I feel bad blogging on it. So I will hold until I comeback into the groove.

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    1. Marylin's blog?? Are you referring to Me, You and Books? I would love to read her review.
      You know, I am always looking forward to reading your reviews, and it is most welcome any time you are back into the groove.

      Thanks for the compliments. :)

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  3. My list is here:
    http://booksundertheneemtree.com/2013/06/27/13-books-that-will-help-you-influence-the-destiny-of-your-country/

    I made this list 10 days ago, since then I have read 3 more books:

    Something torn and New by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    The Imoko Night by Boubacar Boris Diop ---In french
    Africa in India's foreign Policy by Alioune Ndiaye ----in French

    Sadly, I haven't read anything on your list yet!

    My list is since January so technically spring & winter.

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    1. Ndeye,
      Thanks for stopping by. Wow.. you are such a fast reader. neither have I read any of the three books you mentioned above. Looking forward to reading them too.

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  4. My list is here:
    http://booksundertheneemtree.com/2013/06/27/13-books-that-will-help-you-influence-the-destiny-of-your-country/

    I made this list 10 days ago, since then I have read 3 more books:

    Something torn and New by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    The Imoko Night by Boubacar Boris Diop ---In french
    Africa in India's foreign Policy by Alioune Ndiaye ----in French

    Sadly, I haven't read anything on your list yet!

    My list is since January so technically spring & winter.

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  5. Interesting list. I've read Kehinde and Always Yours is on my TBR pile.

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    1. Kiru,
      Thank you!Thanks for stopping by.

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