In 2017 I participated again in the feminist bookclub Our Shared Shelf. Read all about the books I read!
Two years ago, I read Ulysses for the first time. Last semester, I did a course on this incredible book and I reread it.
I don't know if I think this is a good or a bad book.
As some of my readers might know, I love nineteenth-century French literature. So when Patricia Worth contacted me if I wanted to review her new translation of George Sand’s Spiridion, I was very excited. I have wanted to read something by Sand for quite some while now.
This summer, I read the classic Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I absolutely loved it, but not because of the main character Anna.
The writer of "Jesus and Magdalene," João Cerqueira, has already published eight books, but he still makes a lot of beginner mistakes.
The Beat on Ruby's Street, a book about a young girl growing up with Beat poets, turned out very different than I expected.
Max Havelaar is one of the big classics of Dutch literature, but was writer Multatuli really as noble as everybody thinks?
Scott Kauffman's "Revenants: The Odyssey Home" tells a very moving story featuring war traumas from the first World War and the Vietnam war, although there are some gaps in the plot.
I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I get to look at a lot of poetry by beginning poets. Georgia Lundeen’s book of poems "Spare" is actually pretty good.