I really love how August has become a focus for reading women in translation. And each year I look at the relevant books on my own shelves to see what I might read. There is always a ton! And that's even before I look at my Goodreads tbr list or the titles available at my library.
This year I am planning on focusing on reading some of the books I have on my own shelves, and there are many of them.
I dipped into the opening pages of a few books and came up with a "read now" stack. Only one of these, Merle Kroger's Collision, is not mine; I already had this checked out from the library so am reading it before taking it back. I think this stack has some variation in it, from Scandinavia to Europe to Mexico/South America and the Caribbean.
But of course looking through titles means that I found a lot more that I would like to read nearly as much! This is my "backup" stack -- a bunch of titles that I hope I can get to soon. Some are well known, some are obscure titles that I picked up second hand -- like the Finnish Red Moon Over White Sea or the Serbo-Croatian The Dawning.
There are many library titles that are tempting me also, but even considering how quickly I read, there is no way I'll finish just this stack this month :) Good thing that we can keep reading Women in Translation all year round.
Are you joining in on #WITMonth? If so, do you have a reading list? Do you have any favourite translations to recommend?