Oh I should get that, or Additions to my Wishlist #2

This week, fellow bloggers have tempted me with the following books:

  • The Door by Magda Szabo .  A Common Reader reviewed this book.  Magda Szabo is a Hungarian writer.  I’m familiar with only one Hungarian writer – Sandor Marai.  His book, Embers, is amazing.  So reading more Hungarian works is definitely in order.
  • The Year of the Hare by Arto Passilinna.  Winstonsdad’s blog called this “a real find of a book”.  Plus, I haven’t read anything by a Finnish author.
  • Bloodchild by Octavia Butler.  I’m a fan of Butler’s.  The book was reviewed by Tia’s Book Musings.
  • Ransom by David Malouf.  I really enjoyed Malouf’s Remembering Babylon and The Conversations at Curlow Creek. Whispering Gums‘ review has reminded me that I wanted to read more of his works.
  • 2017 by Olga Slavnikova. Winner of the Russian Booker Prize.  My interest was piqued after Conversational Reading’s lament about not having the time to read all the good books such as 2017.

Have you read any of these books? Do any of these books sound interesting to you?



  1. Bloodchild sounds amazing. The only thing of Butler’s I’ve read were a few of her short stories, and I loved those. I should get to her novels asap.


  2. Thanks for the link … and nice blog! I see you use the same theme I do – it looks so lovely and familiar! I have not read Butler, but really should add her to MY wishlist.


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