Prospective reading list for the summer.
First, I’ll finish Mikhaíl Bulgakov’s The Master & Margarita, not pictured here because I’m reading it on the Kindle. No new novels until I finish this novel! (Will break this rule).
I just finished another trip through Ulysses, again via audiobook plus tandem-rereading on the Kindle. I like big audiobooks (and I cannot lie), so I’ll get into Against the Day on mp3.
This weekend I read “The Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk,” the first story in a freshly translated collection from Nikolai Leskov. The Enchanted Wanderer is new in translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. I’ll be reading it in chunks this summer.
Also: Matt Bell’s novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods.
And I still haven’t read Karel Čapek’s War with the Newts, so I’ll try to fix that this summer.
I also plan to read Evan Lavender-Smith’s Avatar, but I’d like to do it in one sitting, which means I need to free up a few hours.
Finally: Who knows. Reading lists are kind of ridiculous.