• Die Elster auf dem Galgen // Alhierd Bacharevič
    DE,  Fiction

    Die Elster auf dem Galgen // Alhierd Bacharevič

    Vieranika muss sterben. Und zwar in fünf Minuten, in ihrem Büro in der Verwaltung. Wie es dazu kommt? Damit beschäftigt sich der Roman Die Elster auf dem Galgen des belarussischen Autoren Alhierd Bacharevic. Die Erzählung springt zwischen der Vergangenheit und…

  • Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord
    EN,  Fiction

    Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord

    Barbados! Have you ever noticed how many Carribbean countries’ names start with one of the first letters of the alphabet? I have already been to Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas and now I am adding Barbados to my list.…

  • Book of the Month 1908
    Book of the Month,  EN

    August 2019: Book of the Month

    I must honestly say that August was a rather disappointing reading month – while, in some months, I have difficulties choosing just one book for my list, this month was close to having no book on the list. While I…

  • Wolf unter Wölfen // Hans Fallada
    DE,  Fiction

    Wolf unter Wölfen // Hans Fallada

    Für die meisten Bücher benötige ich ungefähr eine Woche zum Lesen – Wolf unter Wölfen hat mich gut drei Wochen begleitet. Dieses Mammutwerk Hans Falladas (ca. 1500 Seiten in der Ebook-Ausgabe) lässt sich und dem Leser Zeit, die Charaktere kennenzulernen…

  • Lajja: Shame / Taslima Nasrin
    EN,  Fiction

    Lajja: Shame // Taslima Nasrin

    On my literary travels around the world, I’ve come to Bangladesh, which, after occupation by the British and later being part of Pakistan, has been an independent country since 1971. There are about 163 million people living in the country…

  • The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz
    EN,  Fiction

    The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz

    Diana Cowper plans her own funeral and is murdered a few hours later. Can this be a coincidence? Such is the premise of The Word is Murder, a murder mystery by Anthony Horowitz, starring an unlikeable ex-detective named Hawthorne and…

  • Titanlord // M.G. Darwish
    EN,  Fiction

    Titanlord // M.G. Darwish

    It was very difficult to find something to read for Bahrain – after hours searching the highs and lows of the internet for contemporary Bahraini literature, I settled for a book that I probably wouldn’t have picked up were it…

  • A Skinful of Shadows // Frances Hardinge
    EN,  Fiction

    A Skinful Of Shadows // Frances Hardinge

    A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of Makepeace, who lives with her mother at her aunt’s place in a Puritan congregation, without knowing who or where her father is. In her sleep, Makepeace is haunted by ghosts – to…

  • Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury
    EN,  Memoirs

    Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury

    I don’t watch a lot of TV, but one of my guilty pleasures (okay, I don’t really feel guilty) is Goodbye Deutschland, a reality show that follows German families who move abroad. These families usually move to some picturesque holiday…

  • Schäfchen im Trockenen / Anke Stelling
    DE,  Fiction

    Schäfchen im Trockenen // Anke Stelling

    Kurz vor den Herbstferien erhält Resi die Kopie eines Briefes ihres ehemaligen Freundes Frank, in dem er seine Wohnung, die er an sie untervermietet hat, kündigt. Resi wohnt mit ihrem Mann und ihren vier Kindern im Prenzlauer Berg, durch Frank…