Caroline from Beauty is a sleeping cat and Lizzy from Lizzy’s literary life are organizing a German literature month in November. It is very well thought out with readalongs, weekly themes and giveaways to boot.
I won’t join the readalongs, however. I read “Effi Briest” in school and am not so keen on Heinrich Böll, but week 3 is reserved for Austrian and Swiss literature, and then Alois Hotschnig comes into play. I have “Maybe this time” in German on my shelf, and it seems November is the ideal time to read it.
It might not be a bad idea to add a link to all the German books I have read recently. Maybe someone will find some inspiration what to read. There are not many…
- In a "Book beginnings on Friday" post I talked about "Der Zauberberg" (The Magic Mountain") by Thomas Mann
- In another "Book beginnings on Friday" post I talked about Wolfgang Borchert and his "Then there is only one choice". It is highly recommendable and is available on the net (link included in the post)
- My post about "Love Virtually" by Daniel Glattauer, an Austrian writer
- The sequel to "Love Virtually" is called "Every seventh wave"; it is only out in German so far.
- Unfortunately "Visitation" by Jenny Erpenbeck was a DNF for me. I didn’t mind her detached writing style which some have called poetic, but I didn’t like the depressing subject.