Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Reading Life Review - February 2022


Row 1 - 

  1. Eric Larson - USA - author of five non-fiction best sellers
  2. Lucy Adlington- UK - Author of The Dress Makers of Auschwitz- fashion historian - first blog appearance 
  3. Madeleine Miller - USA - author of Circe and The Loves of Achilles 

Row 2

  1. Joseph O’Connor - Ireland - author of 11 novels
  2. Hiromi Kawakami - Japan- best selling author.

Only one author was featured for the first time, all are living, two are men, three women.

Home countries of February Authors

  1. USA - 2
  2. UK - 1
  3. Ireland- 1
  4. Japan 1

Blog Stats

Since inception our posts have been viewed 

6,620,632 times 

There are 4,043 posts currently on The Reading life


  I read three non-fiction but did not post upon them 

  1. The British Raj and the Conquest of India by Jon Wilson - 2016
  2. The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple -2006
  3. White Trash - The Four Hundred Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg - 2021

These are all very good works I would recommend to anyone with an interest in their subjects 

Top home Countries for visitors

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. The Philippines 
  4. Germany 
  5. Netherlands 
  6. Canada
  7. Turkey
  8. UK
  9. Pakistan 
  10. Russia 

Since the Ukrainian-Russia War began, the volume of Russian visits have fallen by ninety percent.

The top ten most viewed posts for February were all on short stories.  Posts on pre World War Two short stories by authors from India and the Philippines are consistently the most read of our posts

In March I will continue our long tradition of focusing on Irish Short Stories 

The year 2022 has been for our family one of great darkness.  My life will never be the same.

Mel Ulm



Eliza LiberAmans said...

I am so sorry to hear that this year has already been a time of darkness for your family.

I will have to find a copy of The British Raj and the Conquest of India by Jon Wilson

Buried In Print said...

I want to read White Trash too. I'm glad you have books and stories, in which to find an escape, however lacking and however short that escape might be. xx

Mel u said...

Eliza Liberamans. Thank you for your kindness

Mel u said...

Buried in Print. Yes it is a means of escaoe. I would be curious to see how White Trash might be viewed from the perspective of Canadian history, take care