• 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…

  • Book of the Month July 2019
    Book of the Month,  EN

    July 2019: Book of the Month

    Oh, July, where did you go? With a lot of real-life things going on, I barely noticed that the end of the month was approaching again, but here we are already in August! The Nowhere Child // Christian White Der…

  • Reading Around The World - A
    Around the World,  EN,  Lists

    A-Countries… finished!

    I have finished reading a book from every country starting with A, so it’s time for a little recap! I started this project with few concrete intentions or expectations of what would happen, except that I wanted to broaden my…

  • Ali und Nino / Kurban Said
    DE,  Fiction

    Ali und Nino // Kurban Said

    Eigentlich soll der Mensch ja aus Erfahrungen lernen, aber trotz meiner eher bescheidenen Erfahrungen mit Liebesromanen (zum Beispiel hier und hier), ist für Aserbaidschan wieder ein Liebesroman in meinen Händen gelandet. Verständlicherweise war ich Ali und Nino von Kurban Said,…

  • The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins
    EN,  Fiction

    The Woman in White // Wilkie Collins

    A few years ago, back when Project Gutenberg was still accessible in Germany, I was on vacation and devoured Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. I loved the drama and suspense and British society of that book so much that I put…