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?
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.
My first reads by Butler were Kindred and Wild Seed, both really good books.
Thanks for the mensh. I’ve also reading The Year of the Hare at the moment. We book bloggers seem to come across the same books!
No thanks necessary. I like your taste in books.
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.
You are welcome. Like yor blog as well and will be following it for recommendations on Aus Lit.
That’s great, cos we’d love to see more people overseas reading some of our authors (just like we read your/their authors!)
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