I don’t usually plan my reading that too far ahead, but next month there are various reading events hosted by some of my favourite bloggers all happening at once, and I don’t want to miss out.
I’ve dug out all my novellas so that I can participate in Novellas in November (#NovNov) hosted by Cathy at 746 Books and Rebecca of Bookish Beck, and to ensure I can kill two birds (or is it three?) with one stone, I have ensured there’s some in the pile by Australian authors for Brona’s #ReadingAusMonth and a few translated from the German language for Lizzie’s #GermanLitMonth.
I’m not going to read everything in the pile photographed above, but it’s nice to have plenty to choose from depending on mood and time. Here’s what’s in the pile:
- ‘In the Winter Dark’ by Tim Winton
- ‘The White Woman’ by Liam Davidson
- ‘The Long Green Shore’ by John Hepworth
- ‘The Orchard Thieves’ by Elizabeth Jolley
- ‘Girl with a Monkey’ by Thea Astley
- ‘You Would have Missed Me’ by Birgit Vanderbeke (translated by Jamie Bulloch)
- ‘Two Women and a Poisoning’ by Alfred Doblin (translated by Imogen Taylor)
- ‘The Last Summer’ by Ricarda Huch (translated by Jamie Bulloch)
- ‘To Die in Spring’ by Ralf Rothmann (translated by Shaun Whiteside)
- ‘And the Wind Sees All’ by Gudmundur Andri Thorsson (translated from the Icelandic by Borg Arnadottir and Andrew Cauthery)
- ‘The Man I Became’ by Peter Verhelist (translated from the Dutch by David Colmer)
- ‘Untold Day and Night’ by Bae Suah (translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith)
- ‘The Faces’ by Tove Ditlevsen (translated from the Danish by Tina Nunnally)
- ‘Assembly’ by Natasha Brown
- ‘A Feather on the Breath of God’ by Sigrid Nunez
- ‘One Fine Day’ by Mollie Panter-Downes
- ‘Touch the Water, Touch the Wind’ by Amoz Oz (translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange)
I’m really looking forward to reading as many of these as I can in November, but where to start?
Have you read any of these books? Recommendations for what to read first are very welcome!