2022 Reviews

This is a list of my 2022 reviews: click on the link to read the post 🙂
Reviews marked with asterisks are my recommendations each month.

Correct up to: 27/11/22

November – German Literature Month
92) Daheim (At Home) by Judith Hermann
91) Campo Santo by W.G. Sebald
90) Der Kopflohn (A Price on His Head) by Anna Seghers
89) Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami
88) Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front) by Erich Maria Remarque
87) Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck
86) Ja (Yes) by Thomas Bernhard
85) My Soul Twin by Nino Haratischvili

October
84) World Shadow by Nir Baram
83) *School for Girls by Ariane Lessard*
82) Mémoires de porc-épic (Memoirs of a Porcupine) by Alain Mabanckou
81) Calligraphy Lesson by Mikhail Shishkin
80) Launch Something! by Bae Myung-hoon
79) The Wayfarer by Natsume Sōseki
78) I am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy
77) Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk
76) Grünes grünes Grab (Green Green Grave) by Wolfgang Hilbig

September
75) The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano
74) The Pastor by Hanne Ørstavik
73) Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel
72) *The Backstreets by Perhat Tursun*
71) The Age of Doubt by Pak Kyongni
70) Rosa’s Very Own Personal Revolution by Éric Dupont
69) Retrospective by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

August
68) The Pachinko Parlour by Elisa Shua Dusapin
67) The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector
66) Vista Chinesa by Tatiana Salem Levy
65) Son of Svea by Lena Andersson
64) A System So Magnificent It Is Blinding by Amanda Svensson
63) *The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter*
62) Trusimes (Pig Tales) by Marie Darrieussecq
61) Trinity, Trinity, Trinity by Erika Kobayashi
60) Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata

July
59) Music & Literature No.2
58) Water Over Stones by Bernardo Atxaga
57) Quarry by Rachel Cusk
56) A General Practice by Anna-Louise Milne
55) Broken Summer by J.M. Lee
54) *Korrektur (Correction) by Thomas Bernhard*
53) A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
52) The Great Passage by Shion Miura
51) I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Bae Sehee

June
50) Spring Miscellany and London Essays by Natsume Sōseki
49) *When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro*
48) Der Brief (The Letter) by Wolfgang Hilbig
47) First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami
46) The Musha Incident, edited by Michael Berry
45) Kamusari Tales Told at Night by Shion Miura
44) The Easy Life in Kamusari by Shion Miura
43) Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au
42) The Ghost of Suzuko by Vincent Brault

May
41) The Champ by Anh Do
40) Standing Heavy by GauZ’
39) Strangers I Know by Claudia Durastanti
38) Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin
37) The Seamstress of Sardinia by Bianca Pitzorno
36) *All the Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami*
35) Catching Fire by Daniel Hahn
34) Never Did the Fire by Diamela Eltit

April
33) Beautiful Star by Yukio Mishima
32) Seven Japanese Tales by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
31) Star the Elephant by Remy Lai
30) *Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree*
29) Paradais by Fernanda Melchor
28) Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
27) The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman
26) More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman

March
25) Skydragon 4: Brave the Storm by Anh Do
24) Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park
23) After the Sun by Jonas Eika
22) Phenotypes by Paulo Scott
21) The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-mo
20) *In the Margins by Elena Ferrante*

February
19) Pleasure in Profit by Laura Moretti
18) My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women
17) *Unterm Neomond (Under the Neomoon) by Wolfgang Hilbig*
16) Fantastically Great Women by Kate Pankhurst
15) The Sky above the Roof by Nathacha Appanah
14) The Odyssey by Homer
13) Pow Pow Pig 2: Let the Games Begin by Anh Do

January – January in Japan
12) The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji by Norma Field
11) The River Ki by Sawako Ariyoshi
10) The Samurai by Shūsaku Endō
9) The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
8) Self Portraits by Osamu Dazai
7) Genji Days by Edward Seidensticker
6) The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
5) The Taiheiki, translated by Helen Craig McCullough
4) The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan by Ivan Morris
3) The Tosa Diary by Ki no Tsurayuki
2) Longing and Other Stories by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
1) *The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami*