2019 Reviews

This is a list of my 2019 reviews: click on the link to read the post 🙂
Reviews marked with asterisks are my recommendations each month.

107) Abigail by Magda Szabó
106) Marcia aus Vermont (Marcia from Vermont) by Peter Stamm
105) Dr Wortle’s School by Anthony Trollope
104) Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman
103) Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas
102) Nobel Lecture: The Tender Narrator by Olga Tokarczuk
101) *Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk*
100) House of Day, House of Night by Olga Tokarczuk
99) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
98) Auf der Universität (At University) by Theodor Storm

November – German Literature Month
97) *Medea. Stimmen (Medea. Voices) by Christa Wolf*
96) Das siebte Kreuz (The Seventh Cross) by Anna Seghers
95) In fremden Gärten (In Strange Gardens) by Peter Stamm
94) Seine Liebeserfahrung (Experiences of Love) by Eduard Graf von Keyserling

93) Parade by Hiromi Kawakami
92) *Humiliation by Paulina Flores*
91) Vaseline Buddha by Jung Young Moon
90) Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River by Jung Young Moon
89) Demons by Kang Hwagil
88) Old Wrestler by Jeon Sungtae
87) The Snares of Memory by Juan Marsé
86) La compagnie des Tripolitaines (Under the Tripoli Sky) by Kamal Ben Hameda
85) Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
84) Star by Yukio Mishima
83) The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin

82) Running on Fumes by Christian Guay-Poliquin
81) Nirliit by Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
80) The Little Fox of Mayerville by Éric Mathieu
79) Poena Damni – The First Death by Dimitris Lyacos
78) *Das Kalkwerk (The Lime Works) by Thomas Bernhard*
77) Divorce by Kim Soom
76) Five Preludes & A Fugue by Cheon Heerahn
75) Blood Sisters by Kim Yideum
74) Dry Milk by Huo Yan

August – Women in Translation Month
73) Der Weltuntergang (The End of the World) by Ricarda Huch
72) The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya
71) Prague by Maude Veilleux
70) Fu Ping by Wang Anyi
69) Heaven and Hell by Takarabe Toriko
68) A Nail, A Rose by Madeleine Bourdouxhe
67) Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkevičiūtė
66) The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán
65) *The Little House by Kyōko Nakajima*
64) The House with the Stained-Glass Window by Żanna Słoniowska
63) Plastic: Past, Present, and Future by Eun-Ju Kim
62) Milena, Milena, Ecstatic by Bae Suah
61) Europa by Han Kang

60) The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories, edited by Jay Rubin
59) Poena Damni – With the People from the Bridge by Dimitris Lyacos
58) Five Women Who Loved Love by Ihara Saikaku
57) The Handsome Monk by Tsering Döndrup
56) Somehow, Crystal by Yasuo Tanaka
55) *Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote by Ahmadou Kourouma*
54) The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami
53) My Enemy’s Cherry Tree by Wang Ting-kuo
52) The Tales of Ise, translated by Peter MacMillan

51) The Office of Gardens and Ponds by Didier Decoin
50) The Nine Cloud Dream by Kim Man-jung
49) Beate und Mareile by Eduard Graf von Keyserling
48) Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan
47) Poena Damni – Z213: Exit by Dimitris Lyacos
46) Who Ate Up All the Shinga? by Park Wan-suh
45) *Fireflies by Luis Sagasti*
44) Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories by Kim Young-ha

43) Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo
42) *Women by Mihail Sebastian*
41) In the End They Told Them All to Get Lost by Laurence Leduc-Primeau
40) Jalaleddin: A Portrayal of His Incursion by Raffi
39) An Englishman in Madrid by Eduardo Mendoza
38) Tokyo Performance by Roger Pulvers
37) Backlight by Kanji Hanawa
36) Stand-in Companion by Kazufumi Shiraishi

35) Jokes for the Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf
34) Love in the New Millennium by Can Xue
33) The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg
32) The Years by Annie Ernaux
31) The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán
30) Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
29) Die Kieferninseln (The Pine Islands) by Marion Poschmann
28) *The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez*

27) Four Soldiers by Hubert Mingarelli
26) The Death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa
25) Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin
24) No Friend but the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani
23) *Resistance by Julián Fuks*
22) Invincible and Righteous Outlaw by Minsoo Kang
21) Mama’s Boy by David Goudreault
20) Explosions by Mathieu Poulin

19) White Shadow by Roy Jacobsen
18) *Berta Isla by Javier Marías*
17) Children of the Cave by Virve Sammalkorpi
16) CoDex 1962 by Sjón
15) The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza
14) Final Matters by Szilárd Borbély
13) Alte Abdeckerei (Old Rendering Plant) by Wolfgang Hilbig
12) Loss Sings by James E. Montgomery
11) Going Where by Olga Medvedkova
10) The Enlightened Army by David Toscana
9) The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Hwang Sun-mi

January – January in Japan
8) Tokyo Ueno Station by Yū Miri
7) Ōe and Beyond: Fiction in Contemporary Japan
– edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel
6) Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets by Makoto Ōoka
5) Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories by Taeko Kōno
4) *To the Spring Equinox and Beyond by Natsume Sōseki*
3) Farewell, My Orange by Kei Iwaki
2) Unbinding The Pillow Book: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic
by Gergana Ivanova
1) The End of the Moment We Had by Toshiki Okada