Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Announcing the 11th Zoladdiction in 2024! #Zoladdiction2024

April is coming soon, which means that Zoladdiction is just around the corner! And this would be the 11th Zoladdiction! For you who are not familiar with it, Zoladdiction is a reading event on April, to celebrate the birthday of Émile Zola (in 2nd April). It is mainly because we love Zola's writings, and also to get more and more people to appreciate his works. For the whole month we will read, post, and talk about Zola - his life, his works, and his influences.

How It Works

  • Pick any of Zola's works, or Zola's biography, and read them. Any books about Zola by other writers are acceptable too.
  • Post your review/thoughts on your blog/social media (you can use hashtag #Zoladdiction2024).
  • But I also encourage you to go beyond reading
  • Yes, we will still read Zola, but during April we can also share/post/tweet/talk about just any thing that is related to Zola. A book you're reading reminds you of Zola? Share it! Found Zola's quote on Twitter? Retweet it! Or Zola’s picture on Instagram? Share it! Watched movie about Zola? Share it! Anything.
  • Don’t have time to read one book? Worry not, a short story or essay is equally good.
  • To participate, simply leave comment, or mention me on Twitter, using hashtag #Zoladdiction2024, and tell us your plans for Zoladdiction (it might inspire others).
  • If you want, you may grab and put Zoladdiction banner on your blog, so that others might aware about it.
  • If you blog about your participation, leave the link in comment box.
  • Linky will be provided in the Master Post (will be published on April 2nd - on Zola's birthday). You can submit links to your Zola posts there.

So, are you in? What's your plan?

Mine would be another re-read of my most favorite book of all time:
Germinal. This would be my third (the second one was 9 years ago), and this time I will be listening to the audiobook. I also plan to read a few short stories from Zola’s three collections (haven’t decided the title). Now, I’m very excited to return to Germinal (psstt… I might even start earlier!), and can’t wait to see what you will read!



  1. Let me start looking for possible reads :) Enjoyed joining in last time!

    1. Yayy! Can't wait to see what you're going to read!

  2. Hi Fanda
    I'm unable to sign into my Blogger account, but I'm in, of course!

    I'm up to Une Page d’amour (1878) A Love Episode this year - can't wait, although we are moving house next month, so my reading progress may be slow and sporadic.

    1. Hi Brona, thank you for signing up again to Zoladdiction!
      Good luck with the house-moving, and can't wait to read your thoughts/posts on Une Page d'amour!

  3. I'm glad I had one of the slimmer Zola's this year Fanda as we're in the middle of moving house, but I made it - read and reviewed before the end of the month!
    A Love Story -

    1. Yay, you made it, Brona! It hasn't been a productive Zoladdiction for me either, but, as you said, we made it! Will visit your blog and read your review as soon as I have time.


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