Category: Books

Visitation - Jenny Erpenbeck

Visitation – Jenny Erpenbeck

Visitation is the first book by Jenny Erpenbeck I’ve read, and it will likely be her last as well. Despite realizing that I could not get along (with…

The House of Sleep - Jonathan Coe

The House of Sleep – Jonathan Coe

The House of Sleep is one of Jonathan Coe’s rather strange novels written in 1997. As a person who ponders a lot about sleep, the book’s subject caught…

When Strangers Meet - Kio Stark

When Strangers Meet – Kio Stark

When Strangers Meet is a lovely book about the little miracles that happen when you talk to people you don’t know. A simple good morning or hello can…

Islands of Abandonment - Cal Flyn

Islands of Abandonment – Cal Flyn

Islands of Abandonment was written by Scottish author Cal Flyn in 2021 and nominated for many awards, especially The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Award. I expected that…

Three Summers - Margarita Liberaki

Three Summers – Margarita Liberaki

Three Summers is the most famous novel by Greek author Margarita Liberaki. Since I miss the summer months, I wanted to read a story that would make me…

Days in the Caucasus - Banine

Days in the Caucasus – Banine

Days in the Caucasus was one of the memoirs I wanted to read for a long time. When I finally read it, I understood why Banine was so…

The Men - Sandra Newman

The Men – Sandra Newman

The Men is a modern dystopia that deals with racism, social injustice, politics, feminism and more. I do think of the book as a feminist utopia, though. After…