German Literature Month 2022

November is almost upon us, which means time to start strategically planning my reading (because it’s German Literature Month, Nonfiction November and Novella November).

German Literature Month is hosted by Lizzy’s Literary Life (find the German Literature Month blog here – it’s a great source of inspiration if you’re looking for titles).

The only rule is that the book must be originally published in German. Lizzy has provided some prompts* but I will probably read free-range, in an attempt to tackle the TBR stack and create some overlap with Novella November.

I’ll be choosing from the following –

Flights of Love by Bernhard Schlink
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
Red Love by Maxim Leo
Daughters by Lucy Fricke (NovNov22)
The Bureau of Past Management by Iris Hanika (NovNov22)
The German House by Annette Hess
Stella by Takis Würger
Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien

*Week 1 – First Time for Everything
Week 2 -Second Helpings (Zweig)
Week 3 – Firm Favourites (Schlink)
Week 4 – Something Different

5 responses

  1. I didn’t know there was a German literature month. Mind you, it’s German literature month for me all the time. LOL.

    I have read a few of the authors but only one of the books you mention, The End of Days. I can heartily recommend it.

    Looking forward to seeing what you will say.

  2. I’ve checked the TBR and I have a few short works, probably all recommended by Stu. Landscape in Concrete by Jakov Lind; Klausen by Andreas Maier; and The Train as on Time by Heinreich Boll.
    Any suggestions for which would be your choice to read first?

  3. Sounds tempting. I want to read more German language literature. I will see if I can fit in one or two during November. The month is rather full with Nonfiction and Novellas in November.
    Looking forward reading your reviews.

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