What I’m Reading in April — #TTWIB, #ReadNobels, and a little mystery

9 Apr


This month, two long-term reading challenges, Travel the World in Books (which I host along with Tanya of Mom’s Small Victories and Aloi of Guiltless Reading) and Read the Nobels hosted by Aloi, are joining forces again for a fun combined reading event. I am so grateful for the abundant creative energies of these women.


I will be reading The Axe, an epic tale of passion, faith, and moral struggle, set in medieval Norway. It is the first volume of The Master of Hestviken by Sigrid Undset, who is best known for Kristin Lavransdatter. Undset won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928; she was only 46 years old. For more about The Axe, visit my Northern Lights Reading Project, where I have begun writing about Sigrid Undset’s Other Masterpiece.

The Axe cover

For TuesBookTalk Read-Alongs and for Spring Into Horror Readathon, both of which thrive due to the dedication of Michelle Miller, I am reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

If possible during the Readathon, I would also like to start The Sun-King Conspiracy by Yves Jégo and Denis Lépée. I was most intrigued by the review of it by Emma at Words and Peace.


Please join us for any or all of these occasions for more reading (as if we needed a special occasion!). It is great to read with friends, old and new.

5 Responses to “What I’m Reading in April — #TTWIB, #ReadNobels, and a little mystery”

  1. WordsAndPeace April 11, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    thanks for the link. I’m also starting My Cousin Rachel. but being totally out of commission for several days and no energy to even read (very bad sign!!), I’m far behind for the talk, and other urgent books to finish for review

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott April 12, 2017 at 8:27 am #

      I’m catching up on my reading too, for no particular reason except a full schedule! Glad you are feeling better, Emma, and back to the comforts (and adventures) of your daily reading life.

      • WordsAndPeace April 12, 2017 at 11:34 am #

        Thanks Lucy, and happy catching up to you too. Thanks for all your sharings of my reviews on social media

  2. truebookaddict April 25, 2017 at 1:15 am #

    As always, glad to have you with me for any reading event!

    I need to finish Rachel for our chat tomorrow night. Since there are five Tuesdays in May, I’m going to start our first discussion for Lost City of Z on May 9. Reece has his orchestra and violin solo recital on May 2nd so I won’t be able to make it, as we usually go out to eat after. Hope that’s okay. 🙂

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott April 25, 2017 at 1:24 am #

      That sounds fine with me! And thanks for heads up on the book for May.

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