But whether I achieve these review/blogging goals or not by month's end, there are certainly several books that I plan on reading. Working on my Romance languages right now, so most of these titles are not in English, although some might be available in translation. Hope these titles pique some interest regardless:
Simone de Beauvoir, Une mort trés douce
Colette, La Vagabonde
Calixthe Beyala, Tu t'appelleras Tanga
Maryse Condé, Moi, Tituba sorciére
Moacyr Scliar, O Exército de um Homem Só
Paolo Giordano, La solitudine dei numeri primi
Antonio Pennacchi, Canale Mussolini
Alessandro Piperno, Inseparabili
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
Likely a few others as well, but these certainly are books that I've selected for reading whenever I have the chance. Most are under 300 pages (the Catton being a notable exception), so it might be that I finish all of them by next weekend's end. Some are a bit famous, I suppose, while others might not be as familiar to readers as they otherwise might have been if they were published originally in English.
If you've read any of these works/authors, any thoughts on them? Also, any other suggestions for works in Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian that I should consider reading (for example, this past weekend I read three books by Mozambican writer Mia Couto that were excellent)?