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.
Correct up to: 14/7/19

July
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

June
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

May
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 Performnce by Roger Pulvers
37) Backlight by Kanji Hanawa
36) Stand-in Companion by Kazufumi Shiraishi

April
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*

March
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

February
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
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

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