2018 Reviews

This is a list of my 2018 reviews: click on the link to read the post 🙂
Reviews marked with asterisks are my recommendations each month.

102) Katalin Street by Magda Szabó
101) The Underground Village by Kang Kyeong-ae
100) *Disoriental by Négar Djavadi*
99) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
98) The Tale of Cho Ung, translated by Sookja Cho
97) And the Wind Sees All by Guðmundur Andri Thorsson
96) Little Mouse by Riikka Jäntti
95) Compartments by Zoran Živković
94) Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
93) Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf
92) Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Énard
91) The Private Life of Plants by Lee Seung-u

November – German Literature Month
90) *Jahrestage (Anniversaries) by Uwe Johnson*
89) Die Nibelungensage (The Nibelung Saga), retold by Alfred Carl Groeger
88) Kein Roman: Texte und Reden (Not a Novel: Texts and Speeches)
by Jenny Erpenbeck

87) Die sonderbare Karriere der Frau Choi (Mrs. Choi’s Remarkable Career)
by Birgit Vanderbeke

86) Schwüle Tage (Sultry Days) by Eduard Graf von Keyserling

85) My Name is Adam by Elias Khoury
84) Sentimental Tales by Mikhail Zoshchenko
83) *Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez*
82) My Struggle 6: The End by Karl Ove Knausgaard
81) Child of Fortune by Yuko Tsushima
80) Mina by Kim Sagwa
79) Wolves by Jeon Sungtae
78) Korean Literature Now: Volume 41
77) I’ll Go On by Hwang Jungeun
76) At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong

75) In Every Wave by Charles Quimper
74) L’orangeraie (The Orange Grove) by Larry Tremblay
73) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
72) Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania by Adam Mickiewicz
71) *Le Temps retrouvé (Time Regained) by Marcel Proust*
70) Endless Blue Sky by Lee Hyoseok

August – Women in Translation Month
69) The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada
68) The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
67) God’s Boat by Kaori Ekuni
66) Building Waves by Taeko Tomioka
65) The Word Book by Mieko Kanai
64) Of Dogs and Walls by Yuko Tsushima
63) Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima
62) *A Tale of False Fortunes by Fumiko Enchi*
61) In the Shade of Spring Leaves (stories) by Ichiyō Higuchi
60) In the Shade of Spring Leaves (biography) by Robert Lyons Danly
59) The Gossamer Years by the Mother of Michitsuna

58) Die Weiber (The Women) by Wolfgang Hilbig
57) Vernon Subutex Two by Virginie Despentes
56) Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope
55) The 100 Best Novels in Translation by Boyd Tonkin
54) Seeing Red by Lina Meruane
53) Sōseki: Modern Japan’s Greatest Novelist by John Nathan
52) *Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont*

51) Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
50) Lion Cross Point by Masatsugu Ono
49) This Little Art by Kate Briggs
48) The Jolly Corner by Henry James
47) Trick by Domenico Starnone
46) Scales of Injustice: The Complete Fiction of Lōa Hô
45) *Dust and Other Stories by Yi T’aejun*
44) Document 1 by François Blais
43) Night and Day by Virginia Woolf

42) *Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt (The Gentle Indifference of the World)
by Peter Stamm*
41) A Biography of a Chance Miracle by Tanja Maljartschuk
40) Not to Read by Alejandro Zambra
39) The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie
38) Mannequin by Ch’oe Yun
37) The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra
36) Springtime in a Broken Mirror by Mario Benedetti

35) The Three Electroknights and Other Stories by Stanisław Lem
34) Four Russian Short Stories (Various)
33) QWERTY Invectives by Éric Chevillard
32) Remains of Life by Wu He
31) The Impostor by Javier Cercas
30) *Der fliegende Berg (The Flying Mountain) by Christoph Ransmayr*
29) Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes
28) The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi

27) Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
26) *Flights by Olga Tokarczuk*
25) The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
24) Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
23) Premodern Korean Literary Prose: An Anthology
(eds. Michael J. Pettid, Gergory N. Evon & Chan E. Park)
22) Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery by Marian Orłoń
21) Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
20) Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena
19) The Transparent Labyrinth by Keiichirō Hirano
18) Mikumari by Misumi Kubo

17) Banthology: Stories from Unwanted Nations (ed. Sarah Cleave)
16) *The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi & Arrowroot by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki*
15) Albertine disparue (The Fugitive) by Marcel Proust
14) In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
13) City Folk and Country Folk by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya
12) A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
11) About the Size of the Universe by Jón Kalman Stefánsson
10) Naomi by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

9) The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai
8) Red Roofs & Other Stories by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
7) *Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina*
6) Childhood Years: A Memoir by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
5) The Book of Tbilisi (eds. Becca Parkinson & Gvantsa Jobava)
4) The Wild Book by Juan Villoro
3) In Black and White by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
2) Companions by Christina Hesselholdt
1) Devils in Daylight by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki