With so much happening in Lent during April, and then preparations for Easter, a little share of books fell to the wayside! Here's my stack of reading from the month of April--which fit in along side my reading for Lent--all borrowed from our local library. And a bit of a rarity for me--all these books are fiction!
Edward Adrift by Craig Lancaster (Edward på ville veier Norwegian translation from the original English.)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Kjærlighetens historie Norwegian translation from the original English.)
Just Before Happiness by Agnes Ledig (Very difficult to find a link in English for this one...I read this in a Norwegian translation--To sekunder før miraklet--from the original French, Juste Avant Le Bonheur.)
The Temptation To Be Happy by Lorenzo Marone (Forsøk på å være lykkelig Norwegian translation of the original Italian, La Tentazione Di Essere Felici.)
The Letter from Betsy by Marianne Storberg (I read this from the original Norwegian, Brevet fra Betsy.)
All of these books were very well written. These authors know what they're doing! Most of these though, were sad-happy stories, sometimes too, too sad... I read so little fiction anymore, that I find it hard to get into the world of a made-up story and stay there. I still sometimes enjoy going to see a movie with a ficticious story, or even one based on a book. But I have a harder time with fiction books. I find contemporary story situations and characters difficult to connect with. And, for me, books aren't a place to escape to or be entertained, but to find out things. Mostly, I crave real things... information.So I suppose these well-crafted stories were lost on me...
What about you? What book(s) is/are on your nightstand, or coffee table, in your bag, or on your tablet/device...or even on your wish list?! Any recommendations?!