Phew! What a fortnight! πŸ˜€

I don’t know about anyone else reading along, but I have had a most wonderful two weeks of reading Fitzcarraldo Editions books for our #fitzcarraldofortnight! It’s been fascinating to see what other readers and bloggers have chosen to share, and I’ve really come to appreciate what a wide range of books the publisher issues.

The original idea, really, was to attack some of the books on our TBRs, as both Lizzy and I had plenty of them lurking. At the start of the fortnight, my already-read pile looked like this:

However, that included “Dark Satellites” and “Memory Theatre“, both of which I had finished shortly before our fortnight started, in preparation for it. Now, however, my Fitzcarraldos look like this:

The left hand pile is those I’ve read and reviewed here on the Ramblings; and I only have two titles which I didn’t get to during our reading event. Both are non-fiction, both sound absolutely fascinating and I really do want to get to them soon.

But I’m happy to have read the wonderful titles I have, and there hasn’t been a disappointment amongst them. The fiction is always entrancing, from different countries and with different viewpoints, pushing the boundaries and never predictable. The non-ficton stretches the genre in the same way and has to be some of the most thought-provoking writing around at the moment. It would be impossible to pick favourites, because each book is so different and wonderful; but special mention needs to be made of “This Little Art” by Kate Briggs, which truly deserves all the plaudits it’s received!

My lovely co-host Lizzy (whose idea this event was) has collected together links to everyone’s posts, so do pop over to her site and have a look and see what works others have been exploring. It’s been a wonderful month of reading – and hey! I managed to get some books off the TBR!! πŸ˜€