Monday, 3 December 2012

November 2012 Wrap-Up - German Literature Month

Well, it's been another great month of German literature in the blogosphere.  Once again, thanks are due to Lizzy and Caroline for organising the event - there's a lot of hard work involved behind the scenes, and we appreciate all the effort :)

What was I up to this month?  Glad you asked...

Total Books Read: 10

Year-to-Date: 111

New: 10

Rereads: 0

From the Shelves: 5
Review Copies: 4
From the Library: 0
On the Kindle: 1

Novels: 3
Novellas: 2
Short Stories: 3
Non-Fiction: 2

Non-English Language: 9 (6 Germany, Romania, Netherlands, Japan)
In Original Language: 6 (6 German)

Murakami Challenge: 0 (0/3)
Aussie Author Challenge: 0 (6/12)
Australian Women Writers Challenge: 0 (5/10)
Japanese Literature Challenge 6: 1 (6/1) 

Books reviewed in November were:
1) Brigitta by Adalbert Stifter
2) Bergkristall (Mountain Crystal) by Adalbert Stifter
3) Kabale und Liebe (Love and Intrigue) by Friedrich von Schiller
4) Hermann und Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5) Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen (Germany. A Winter's Tale) by Heinrich Heine
6) Ungefähre Landschaft (Unformed Landscape) by Peter Stamm
7) L'Adultera by Theodor Fontane
8) Herztier (The Land of the Green Plums) by Herta Müller

Tony's Turkey for November is:
- Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea

Oh dear.  Goethe is undoubtedly a genius, but I have a habit of picking his weak stuff.  Turkey number three for the year it is...

Tony's Recommendation for November is:

- Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz

Although I read a lot of good books for German Literature Month, at times I was a little concerned that nothing was really standing out for me.  Luckily, my last minute ring-in, Berlin Alexanderplatz, saved the day - an excellent novel well worthy of its reputation :)

So, German Literature Month is done and dusted - time to start planning for the next event.  December should be quiet, but January in Japan is not far away.  It's time to brush up on my J-Lit...