German Lit Month V

Hello, lovely readers!

Lizzy and Caroline will host the 5th German Literature Month (#germanlitmonth) this coming November. It’s still a month to go, but I’m joining in! Here are the rules to participate:

1) Whatever you read, in whichever language you read, must have originally been written in German.  Novels, novellas, short stories, plays, poems, they all count.   No genre is excluded.
2)  Enjoy yourself.  There’s no need to write long, detailed reviews (although we do like those).  A quick opinion piece, the posting of a favourite poem, the tweeting of a pertinent quote or picture of a delicious book cover (using the hash tag #germanlitmonth, of course) all contributes to a communal celebration of German-language literature. (Source: here)


  • Week 1: Nov 1-7 Schiller Reading Week. Hosted by Lizzy.
    • Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald
    • Maria Stuart, by Friedrich Schiller
  • Week 2:  Nov 8-14 Christa Wolf Reading Week. Hosted by Caroline.
    • Medea, by Christa Wolf
    • Berlin Stories, by Robert Walser
  • Weeks 3-5: my free choices!
    • The Blindness of the Heart, by Julia Franck
    • Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Döblin
    • Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, by Thomas Mann

Potential reads

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck
  • The Mussel Feast, by Birgit Vanderbeke
  • Sea of Ink, by Richard Weihe
  • After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun
  • Soul of Wood, by Jakov Lind
Happy German Reading! 🙂

Yours truly,


Otto Scholderer. "Young Girl Reading" (1883)
Otto Scholderer. “Young Girl Reading” (1883)

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