Kinna Reads

A blog of books, reading and world literature

Oh I should get that, or Additions to my Wishlist #4


Over the past several weeks, fellow bloggers have tempted me with the following books:

  • The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel – a collection of essays on libraries.  things mean a lot says of the book “it’s riveting and deeply personal, and it’s one of the most well-written non-fiction books I’ve read in a long time. Highly recommended to book lovers of every persuasion”.
  • Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo –  it is set in Peru and it’s about a murder investigation.  Translated by Edith Grossman.  Farm Lane Books rates it 4/5 and recommends it to fans of Spanish Literature.
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh – I haven’t read anything by Ghosh though I’ve been meaning to.  Eva’s glowing, gushing review has pushed it to the top of my wishlist.
  • Borges and the Eternal Orangutans by Luis Fernando Verissimo – described as a literary homage to Borges and other writers.  A Futile Preoccupation says “If you like an intelligent read (think Michael Frayn), full of literary allusions, then this is a book for you”.  I do!
  • Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino – I’m always on the lookout for more contemporary Japanese women writers and thanks to The Reading Life for reviewing this book. A new author for me.
  • Alphabet of the Night by Jean-Euphele Milce – Well, as usual, Winstonsdad’s blog is a good source for international fiction.  The author is Haitian and Stu says he “is an exciting writer and a new voice for the region”

About these ads

Author: Kinna

I'm a bibliophile who reads and reviews international, contemporary and classic literary fiction. I'm partial to the works of African women writers.

11 thoughts on “Oh I should get that, or Additions to my Wishlist #4

  1. Thanks so much for the mention-I hope you enjoy it-I also liked Sea Of Poppies a lot-a great historical novel about India-


  2. What a great list Kinna! Most of those got added to my list as well :)


  3. I enjoyed Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino, but Out was fantastic – one of my top 10 reads of all time. I highly recommend that you start with Out (unless you like saving the best until last!!)


  4. I always check out your lists for books or reviews I might’ve missed. All of the books you mentioned are on my wishlist as well.


  5. Thanks Kinna: A friend recommended the book to me, and I enjoyed it so much I went right out and bought Club of Angels by the same author–a book about a club of gourmet food-obsessed people.


  6. I think I’m going to add some of these to my already too-long wish list. Grotesque is already on my list, but I’ll be adding The Library at Night and Red April. Good post!


  7. Great list, I also added a lot of these books to my tbr list. The Library at Night sounds like especially wonderful :)


  8. Interesting additions to your wish list :) ‘The Library at Night’ sounds quite interesting. I have Alberto Manguel’s ‘The History of Reading’ on my ‘To Be Read’ list. I will have to add this too. I have read ‘Grotesque’ by Natsuo Kirino, a few years back. It was an interesting book – I found it powerful and bleak. Hope you enjoy reading it. I have heard a lot of wonderful things about Amitav Ghosh’s books, but somehow have never got around to reading them. Hope you enjoy reading all these new additions to your wish list!


Please join in the discussion. Comments are most appreciated!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,693 other followers

%d bloggers like this: