Category: Books

The Hole - Hiroko Oyamada

The Hole – Hiroko Oyamada

The Hole was the first book I’ve read by Japanese author Hiroko Oyamada, and I think it will be the last. I hadn’t read anything from the Japanese…

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…