Book Review

THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler

Rating: 4 / 5 Lars Kepler is an author I have heard great things about on bookstagram, so THE HYPNOTIST was definitely a #bookstagrammademedoit purchase. I decided to go back to the first book in the Joona Linna series. It was the perfect pick for a recent #ReadTheWorld21 prompt, being set in Sweden. THE HYPNOTIST… Continue reading THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler

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THE GOOD SON by You-Jeong Jeong

Rating: 4.5 / 5 When I pulled a prompt for a work of translated fiction, I decided to go for a double duty pick and grab a Korean book for #ReadTheWorld21 while I was at it. Thankfully I stumbled on a translated thriller that sounded very intriguing! THE GOOD SON by You-Jeong Jeong begins with… Continue reading THE GOOD SON by You-Jeong Jeong

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DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

Rating: 4.5 / 5 When I pulled the reading prompt to pick a book set in a rural area, a friend suggested DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones). I didn't know much about this one past the fact that it had won a Nobel Prize… Continue reading DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

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PENANCE by Kanae Minato

Rating: 4 / 5 I read and loved CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato on audio last month, so I picked up the author's PENANCE (translated by Philip Gabriel) on audio for Women in Translation Month in August. CONFESSIONS was dark and twisty, so I was hopeful to get more of the same with this one. PENANCE… Continue reading PENANCE by Kanae Minato

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THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa

Rating: 4 / 5 I have had THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa on my TBR for what feels like a long time after seeing a few great reviews, though I believe it was only translated into English from the original Japanese last year. With the return of the ability to pick up books at… Continue reading THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa

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CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato

Rating: 4 / 5 I have seen a few reviews mentioning CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato as a good, dark and twisty read so of course I had to add it to my TBR. Originally written in Japanese and translated by Stephen Snyder, it was the perfect pick for a book translated from an Asian language.… Continue reading CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato

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THE GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum

Rating: 3.5 / 5 I'm sharing an older title today, yet one that isn't what I typically think of as a classic either. The Reading Women reading challenge included a prompt to read a work of translated fiction originally published before 1945. This wound up being the most challenging prompt to fill for me and… Continue reading THE GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum