Reading Log


  1. Breasts and Eggs by Meiko Kawakami (Japanese Literature Challenge 14)
  2. Before The Ruins by Victoria Gosling (psychological fiction)
  3. The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
  4. Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Japanese Literature Challenge 14)
  5. The Wild Geese by Ogai Mori (Japanese Literature Challenge 14)


  1. A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (psychological fiction)
  2. Lady Joker by Kaoru Takamura (Japanese Literature Challenge 14)
  3. The High-Rise Diver by Julia von Lucadou (translated from the German)
  4. The Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara (winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel)


  1. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese Literature Challenge 14)
  2. The Phonebooth at The Edge of The World by Laura Imai Messina (Japanese Literature Challenge (14)
  3. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearce
  4. Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson (Dark Iceland series #1)
  5. The Perfect Nine by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, translated from Gikuyu by the author (2021 International Booker Prize)


  1. Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, translated from the Arabic by Elizabeth Jaquette (2021 International Booker Prize Longlist)
  2. An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky, translated from the German by Jackie Smith (2021 International Booker Prize Longlist)
  3. At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis (2021 International Booker Prize shortlist)
  4. The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili, translated from the Georgian by Elizabeth Heighway (2021 International Booker Prize Longlist)
  5. In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, translated from the Russian by Sasha Dugdale (2021 International Booker Prize)
  6. War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti (2021 International Booker Prize shortlist)
  7. Wretchedness by Andrzej Tichy, translated from the Swedish by Nichola Smalley (2021 International Booker Prize Longlist)
  8. The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell (2021 International Booker Prize Longlist)
  9. The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken (2021 International Booker Prize shortlist)
  10. Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne DuMaurier (reread)


  1. The Housekeeper by Natalie Barelli
  2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (book club)
  3. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated from the Russian by Pevear and Volokhonsky
  4. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (reread)
  5. Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith
  6. When We Cease to Understand The World by Benjamin Labatut, translated from the Spanish by Adrian Nathan West (International Booker Prize Shortlist 2021)


  1. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (reread)
  2. The Bullet Train by Kōtarō Isaka (translated from Japanese by Sam Malissa)
  3. The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
  4. Madam by Phoebe Wynne


  1. The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz
  2. Family Record by Patrick Modiani (Paris in July 2021)
  3. Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly (reread)
  4. The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin (Spanish Lit Month 2021)
  5. Double Blind by Edward St. Aubyn
  6. The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain (Paris in July 2021)


  1. Falling by T. J. Newman

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