I was unsure about whether to publish a book haul today or not, seeing that I’ve only bought four books this month and, although I ordered them more than two weeks ago, I haven’t even received one of them yet. However, as I don’t plan to buy any more books this year, I decided to share them with you now anyway. All the books that I bought are for the ‘EU still 28’ reading project, and I really want to read them until the end of the year, which is fast approaching.
Census by Panos Ioannides
I have already started and am almost finishing reading this book by the Cypriot writer Panos Ioannides. Inspired by the Nativity of Jesus, it has as main characters Joseph and Maria Akritas, who decided to spend some time away at a small village. On their way there they met Michael, and their lives became even more complicated. I will share my thoughts on it soon.
High Tide by Inga Abele
Ieva is the main character in this novel, which is told in reverse chronological order. It spans three decades and delves into her relationships with her dead lover and her imprisoned husband. Besides it being a kind of psychological mystery, I know nothing more about it.
At the Edge of Night by Anise Koltz
I haven’t read many poetry collections this year. In fact, I think I’ve only read one so far. Thus, I’m eager to discover what this selection from four poetry collections by Anise Koltz has to offer. I’ve also never read anything by this author from Luxembourg, who started to write in German but then changed to French.
The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis
After not finishing Freedom and Death by Nikos Kazantzakis, I had to search for another book by a Greek author to read for the ‘EU still 28’ project, since I want to get to the end of all those books. One of the books that I found online was The Murderess. This novella, which hasn’t been delivered to me yet, revolves around Hadoula, an old woman who lives on the margins of society.
Have you read or want to read any of these books? Tell me in the comments!