(Well, Caroline, here we go. For the eighth time. Who would have believed it? )
I’m ecstatic that German Literature Month continues to be popular. It gives me all the excuse I need to indulge in one of my greatest reading passions.
I’m organised this year. I’ve even got a GLM VIII TBR shelf sorted in the order I intend reading and blogging. I’m probably over-reaching – given that there’s a lot going on off-blog at the moment – but I’m going to give this lot my best shot.
The schedule for the month is available in the original announcements post. But you don’t need to follow it. You can read as you please for the whole month, if you wish. 1 book, 20 books, it’s entirely up to you. There’s only one rule, whatever you read must have originally been written in German. Do you know what you’ll be reading?
Or do you need some ideas? Why not take a look at the list of 100 must-read German books translated into English, curated by Deutsche Welle and recently released at the Frankfurt Book Fair. I must say it’s a really exciting list, and the accompanying website is a fantastic resource.
Perhaps you’d care to join me in reading Friedrich Ani’s 2016 German Crime Prize winning novel, The Nameless Day during crime week (Nov 8-14)? I have one beautilicious Seagull Books hardback in need of a good home. (UK only due to postage costs.) If you’d like to enter, just reveal what you intend reading this #germanlitmonth in comments below. The winner will be notified on Sunday 4.11.
Don’t forget to enter for Caroline’s Grimms T-shirt giveaway also by 4.11. (Open worldwide.) Plus, if you’re looking for literary gifts for yourself or others, the Literary Gifts Company are offering a 20% discount during German Literature Month. Just use code beautyisasleepingcat20.
Finally, please add your reviews to the event’s homepage at www.germanlitmonth.blogspot.com. It helps everyone to see who is participating and to keep up to speed with incoming reviews.
May your #germanlitmonth be a good one!