Summer Reading Wrap-up | 2020

Hi, folks!

Summer is waning and I seem to be stepping in dry leaves everywhere. It’s time to wrap up my reading projects for the season.


20 Books of Summerhosted by Cathy (June- September)

This year, I got distracted and did a poor job in sticking to my 20 Books of Summer list, but I enjoyed all the books I read:

  1. Pale Horse, Pale Rider, by Katherine Anne Porter
  2. Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz
  3. Tentacle, by Rita Indiana
  4. People in the Room, by Norah Lange
  5. Patience and Sarah, by Isabel Miller
  6. Marriage, by Susan Ferrier

Spanish Lit Month, hosted by Stu and Richard (July – August)

Here are the books I read for the Spanish Lit Month:

    1. Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy, tr. Heather Cleary
    2. Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff
    3. Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    4. People in the Room, by Norah Lange, tr. Charlotte Whittle

Women in Translation Month, hosted by Meytal (August)

I also strayed from my WITMonth TBR. Here are the books I ended up reading this month:

    1. The Last Summer, by Ricarda Huch, tr.  Jamie Bulloch (* I read this in German)
    2. People in the Room, by Norah Lange, tr. Charlotte Whittle
    3. A Jewish Mother from Berlin / Susanna, by Gertrud Kolmar, tr. Brigitte M. Goldstein (* I read this in German)
    4. Tentacle, by Rita Indiana, tr. Achy Obejas
    5. Child of All Nations, by Irmgard Keun, tr. Michael Hofmann (* I read this in German)
    6. Amora: Stories, by Natália Borges Polesso, tr. Julia Sanches
    7. Blue Flowers by Carola Saavedra, tr. Daniel Hahn
    8. So Long a Letter, by Mariama Bâ, tr. Modupé Bodé-Thomas
    9. Eva, by Carry van Bruggen, tr. Jane Fenoulhet
    10. After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun, tr. Anthea Bell (* I read this in German)

I also read/reread three Brazilian books which have not been translated to English yet:

    1. A Rainha do Ignoto, by Emília Freitas (1899, ‘Queen of Ignotus’, not translated yet)
    2. Controle, by Natália Borges Polesso (2019, ‘Control’, not translated yet)
    3. Úrsula, by Maria Firmina dos Reis (1859, ‘Ursula’, not translated yet)

On Instagram, I posted a WIT book recommendation a day in Ausgust:

 

Finally, some WIT related posts I wrote this month:

    • profile & a handful of poems by Pakistani poet Sara Shagufta
    • A profile of Chinese author Ru Zhijuan & a review of her short story The Path through the Grassland
      • Source fo the story: Seven Contemporary Chinese Women Writers, ed. Gladys Yang, several translators (1982). I am still reading the stories in this collection and will be posting about each of them in the following months.

That’s it for now, folks! In the following weeks, I will be posting about the books I read but have not reviewed yet. What have you read this Summer?

Yours truly,

J.


In the Pergola (1894). Oscar Bluhm

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