Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.
At the beginning of the year, we announced that we are determined to read more international (translated) literature this year. Here is a list of ten books (in no particular order) I hope to get to by end of the year. I doubt if I will be able to realistically read them all, but hey, good intentions count for something, right?
List Of Ten International (Translated) Titles I Wish To Feature For Our #ReadIntl2020 Theme
(1) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (translated from Swedish by Henning Koch) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(2) White Walls: Collected Stories by Tatyana Tolstaya (translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(03) The Woman From Tantoura by Radwa Ashour (translated from Arabic by Kay Heikkinen) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(04) Land Of Smoke by Sara Gallardo (translated from Spanish by Jessica Sequeira) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(05) Sepharad by Antonio Muñoz Molina (translated from Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(06) The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño (translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(07) My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett (Amazon | Book Depository)
(08) The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata (translated from Bahasa by Andrea Hirata) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(09) The Bridge Of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart (translated from French by Barbara Bray) (Amazon | Book Depository)
(10) Disoriental by Negar Djavadi (translated from French by Tina A. Kover) (Amazon | Book Depository)
Have you read any of these international titles yet? Any recommendations for our #ReadIntl2020 theme? We’d love to hear them.