I am terrible at round ups as all of you may know but every year I try to keep track of what has been read and reviewed this year I am just marking books I have reviewed on the page of my blog not read then reviewed.So I have reviewed 13 books this month . I have gone from Belgium via Quebec, Latin America and Africa and back to europe with books from 13 countries reviewed and 8 new writers to the blog and five with books already on the blog. Three new to the blog publishers as well. Last all Translated of course .
- Maigert’s dead man by Geroges Simenon
- The old king in his exile by Arno Geiger
- Brothers by David Clerson
- Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg
- Otared by Mohammad rabie
- Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
- The final bet by Abdelilah Hamdouchi
- Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga
- The Potato eaters by Manuel Rivas
- A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman
- The African shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
- 2084 by Boualem Sansal
- Havoc by Tom Kristensen
Now book of the month
For me it is the Danish modernist classic Havoc , simply a classic of its time worthy of Waugh , Joyce or any of the great modernist writers . 600 pages of a man struggle with drinking and falling down that rabbit hole of drinking to much.
I have read 13 books as well some I have reviewed this other will be reviewed next month. You can follow via my Instagram what I am reading at the moment as I have been recording my current reads this year over there .
Non book discovery
Each month I want bring some non book related to the month end and this it is a Tv series I have been enjoying over on Netflix it is the series A series of unfortunate events from the Lemony Snicket ,childrens books. I missed the film with Jim Carey in back when it came out I had by time the film came out had my fill of Mr Carey so came to this not knowing much about the books or film. So for me it was a treat the series style wise reminds me at times of Wes Anderson the same twee world his films live in the tales of the Baudelaire children as they try to get by after the death of their parents , as the evil relative Count Olaf wonderfully played by Neil Patrick Harris , was he really that loveable kid Doogie Howser MD years ago here as a mad actor and his troop of actors trying to catch his three relatives for the fortune. What has your month been like ?