Category Archives: In translation

Best books of 2017

At only 44 books (plus about 3 academic books), I read less this year than I have for a long time, but I’ve done so much outside book-life that I don’t really mind. For everyone, doing more of something has … Continue reading

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November reads 2017

I read most of this in the first couple of weeks of November and then my reading took a nose dive because I was just too tired in the evenings to do much more than Netflix & bed. I’ve got … Continue reading

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September reads 2017

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (novel) I spent most of the month reading this off and on, but I’m still finding it difficult to articulate what I think about it. There were times when I thought it was incredible, both … Continue reading

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August reads 2017

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (novel) I enjoyed this while I was reading it but it hasn’t stayed with at all. I like that the different story threads gradually come together (all centered around one somewhat accidental murder), I … Continue reading

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July reads 2017

I’m in the middle of three books at the moment, so August’s wrap-up will, in theory, have a whole lot of stuff. But, for now, the three I finished in what was a very busy month: Stay With Me by … Continue reading

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Oddly specific book recommendations #1: Shoeburyness

According to the Meaning of Liff, ‘Shoeburyness’ is: the vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom I think what you need in that situation is either an extremely immersive … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. I got this beautiful new Vintage classics edition which is part of their Russian classics reissue. All the covers in the series use Russian textile designs from the nineteenth century and … Continue reading

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