Reading the World 2017

I am planning to read more translated works during 2017, and will be scheduling one post showcasing and reviewing a particular book every Saturday.  These posts will replace the Saturday Poems, which I have more or less run out of free material for.  For each book, I will note its title and author here, and will then link to my review as it is posted.

1. We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen (Danish) – review
2. A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal by Asne Seierstad (Norwegian) – review
3. The Garden by Magnus Florin (Swedish) – review
4. The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera (French) – review
5. The Passion According to GH by Clarice Lispector (Portuguese) – review
6. The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi (Icelandic) – review
7. Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov (Russian) – review
8. Maybe This Time by Alois Hotschnig (Austrian German) – review
9. Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan Van Mersbergen (Dutch) – review
10. The World According to Anna by Jostein Gaarder (Norwegian) – review
11. The Leech by Cora Sandel (Norwegian) – review
12. Gilgi, One of Us by Irmgard Keun (German) – review
13. The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korean) – review
14. The Mind’s Eye by Hakan Nesser (Swedish) – review
15. A Woman’s Story by Annie Ernaux (French) – review
16. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentinian) – review
17. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Japanese) – review
18. Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky (French) – review
19. The Life of Rebecca Jones by Angharad Price (Welsh) – review
20. The Accusation by Bandi (Korean) – review
21. The Longest Night by Otto de Kat (Dutch) – review
22. For a Flower Album by Colette (French) – review
23. The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift (German) – review
24. Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (French) – review
25. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami (Japanese) – review
26. Ghachar, Ghochar by Vivek Shanhbag (Kannada) – review
27. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (Spanish) – review
28. Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau (French) – review
29. Lavinia by George Sand (French) – review
30. With Their Backs to the World: Portraits of Serbia by Asne Seierstad (Norwegian) – review
31. One From the Archive: Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival (Spanish) and The Door by Magda Szabo (Hungarian) – review
32. Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide (French) – review
33. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll (German) – review
34. One From the Archive: Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean (French) – review
35. The Suitcase by Sergei Dovlatov (Russian) – review
36. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa (Japanese) – review
37. The Stranger by Albert Camus (French) – review
38. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim (Korean) – review
39. The Immoralist by Andre Gide (French) – review
40. One From the Archive: Human Acts by Han Kang (Korean) – review
41. The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (French) – review
42. Feather by Cao Wenxhuan (China) – review
43. The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy, edited by Johanna Sinisalo (Finnish) – review
44. One From the Archive: The Brothers by Akso Sahlberg (Finnish) – review
45. But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens (French) – review
46. Therese by Francois Mauriac (French) – review
47. One From the Archive: The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov (Russian) – review
48. Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal (French) – review
49. Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali (Turkish) – review
50. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russian) – review
51. Art in Nature and Other Stories by Tove Jansson (Finnish) – review
52. Yearly Wrap-Up