#AW80Books February Round Up

I hope you’re all enjoying your armchair travels as much as I am. In typical obsessive fashion I’ve been totally consumed by the places I’ve been reading my way through. Please holler at me in the comments section below if I’ve missed out your #AW80Books blog post – I’m afraid I can be scatty – and I’ll add you in.

Earlier this month Lucy ventured to Trinidad with V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr Biswas, then headed to the colder climes of Iceland in Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites.

I started off the month in Russia with The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I popped over for a brief sojourn in Germany with the first novel from Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage series, Pointed Roofs, then continued my travels across Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway to Mongolia with Rosa Liksom’s Compartment No.6I’m planning on staying in Mongolia for a little longer, and then later in March I’ll have a mooch in Ireland before heading up to Iceland for some thrills and snow.

Here’s what everyone else has been up to:

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Around the World in 80 Books 

The Fall of the Stone City (2012) by Ismail Kadare

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Mohsin Hamid

On Tangled Paths (1888) by Theodor Fontane

Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe


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Trawling Swindon’s Used Bookshops

Anne of Green Gables


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Around the World in 80 Books (#AW80Books) Challenge

February Reading Round-Up – February 2016


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“The inspector sat down on a stair, fired up a cigarette, and entered an immobility concert with a lizard.” (The Snack Thief, Andrea Camilleri)

“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare . Now, thanks to the internet, we know this is not true.” (Robert Wilensky)


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Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst by Anne Holt

GAN Quest: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Fancy a spot of globe-trotting from the comfort of your own sofa? It’s not too late to pack your suitcase and join in the fun. You can see the rules here, and see where we’ve been and where we’re going here. Don’t forget to tag your posts so we find them. Happy travels!